Celebration of 125 years

There was something magical in the snow that night. It fell straight down and gently. Without so much as a breeze, the white flakes flurried from the late night sky and caught in his mother's lamplight. He sat snuggling in the night air atop his father's shoulders as they walked home across the field. It … Continue reading Celebration of 125 years

Kitten Kindness

Kittens are cute, and no one with a heart would say otherwise. They're fluffy and soft with tiny little noses and pink toes. They're precious. And they're a big problem in America. Kittens make up a large percentage of the population of feral cats, a group estimated to be number more than 58 million. That's … Continue reading Kitten Kindness

Commentary — Ferguson

It was quieter than I expected. Ignoring the advice of my coworkers and defying my mother's protests, I went to Ferguson, Mo., to see the race riots for myself. I was traveling to St. Louis for a weekend vacation planned weeks in advance -- fine dining, trips to the museums, plenty of photo ops. But when … Continue reading Commentary — Ferguson

On the Move

Food trucks are all the rage in Northwest Arkansas. Whether they are parked at Shulertown in Fayetteville, on the side of U.S. 71 in Springdale or off Walnut in Rogers, these large, independently mobile vehicles can jet from one side of town to another, selling their unique entrees morning, noon and night. Food trucks, however, … Continue reading On the Move

Light up the Night

Cody Steussy was in second grade the first time he was raped. "We were out riding bikes when he asked me to come in and play his new Nintendo," Steussy said. "After we played for a while, he said I had to pay for it. That was the first time he assaulted me." For the … Continue reading Light up the Night