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The Biggest Small Town in Arkansas

The charming town of Piggott (population 3,774) sits on the edge of Crowley’s Ridge looking eastward toward the Delta, and it’s surrounded on three sides by Missouri.  Happily for Arkansas, though, it’s all ours. When my pal and I made off far too late one evening in an easterly direction toward Piggott for a writers’…

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801 Eleventh Street

We pulled through town and turned off the main thoroughfare, crossing the railroad tracks as we’ve always done and driving up the hill. . As it has for well over a century, the little old house sat there stoically as life moved on around it.  Surrounded by streets on all three sides, it is its…

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Shiny Objects: The Tech Covet List

As mentioned in the kick-off post for the 2015 Shiny Objects series, it’s no secret that I frequently have a handful of items I’m coveting related to technology. Even as I work incredibly hard to reduce possessions in most facets of my life and continue to doggedly give away, consign or repurpose items we do…

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Shiny Objects: My Digital Life

Almost two years ago, I carried on (as I am wont to do) about a column I’m pining for that used to run in Lucky Magazine called How I’m Wired. I still miss it, and I’m still waiting for Lucky to call me about resuscitating the column. Le sigh. Anyway, in the aforementioned post, I listed my Nine Essential…

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In Defense Of The Blurry Ones

At a recent holiday gathering, my eleven year old temporarily owned an array of miscellaneous items during a white elephant exchange.  Before it was swiped away by a family member, she examined her spoils and found an unused disposable camera.  In an effort to identify the strange item, she read the packaging and still appeared…