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Channeling Hemingway in Arkansas

In the last post, I shared a bit about the town of Piggott in northeast Arkansas, where I was fortunate to spend several days last spring with a friend. I’ve always had a little bit of an affinity for doing random things with random people or putting together an event or social gathering that throws…

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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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On Gardening

Following: a public service announcement regarding people like me, who humbly request your special consideration: We are likely to have dirt under our nails.  This has nothing to do with how recently we have bathed, and more to do with the fact that we make ourselves presentable, head out the door and then adjust or…

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Saving Warhola: Article in Arkansas Life

Sixty-four years, $35 and one heck of an art school story. That just about sums it up.  But for me, it goes even farther.  I’ve said before (and am likely to say again) that I am beyond fortunate to occasionally contribute to Arkansas Life magazine. Writing about food, wine, travel and every corner of the planet has…

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When The Past Comes Calling

I’m completely transfixed by the timeworn and riveted by the road-weary. Despite my efforts to have a home not completely overrun by knickknacks and dusting-required tchotchkes, I do sometimes fight the battle of objects on display. However, as I’ve revealed in my tirades on National Geographic, batched tomes of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books and archaic…

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Beth’s Arkansas Product & Gift List {2013}

I think local pride is just the coolest thing.  In fact, so much so that I compiled and published my first Arkansas Product List in 2010.  It remains the single most visited post on this site, and I’m pleased to have finally produced an updated list in time for the holiday season. I have always had…