Category Archives: Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Last Best Hope

I completed the Spa 5K Saturday in a record time. It was my personal best, and I was thrilled to finish strong. Notice I had two bicycle attendants and the privilege of my good friend, who is the current president … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty Bowl

Summer is in full bloom here in Arkansas in the middle of July. We now have local crops in our grocery stores, and the tomatoes are especially sweet. A few more days on the counter top in the kitchen and they are sugar bombs! Continue reading

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Go Big or Go Home

I always meet the most interesting people in my local Kroger, especially on senior discount day. My younger friends say, “Never go on senior day–there’s too many old people! You’ll never get out of there and they drive down the … Continue reading

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Gourmet Trail Mix

Happy first day of Fall! I’m spending my day doing light duty around the condo, which means I’m not out enjoying the tempering breezes and the first colors changing in our surrounding forests here in the Lower Ozark Mountains of … Continue reading

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SEASONAL FOODS TASTE BEST

Buy what’s ripe for the best value “This is why tomatoes don’t taste all that great in January.” AND they cost a small fortune! Have you ever noticed this? Seasonal crops will taste better when they come from nearby and … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WEATHER REPORTĀ 

Welcome to the weekend! I’m drinking coffee on a rainy morning. Folks say if you don’t like the weather in Arkansas, wait a day or so. It’s going to be different, no matter what the weather gurus say.  Our sunny … Continue reading

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Bare CupboardsĀ 

This is the day I help relieve hunger in our city. Our church is located downtown, so we are at the heart of our community. A heart must feel and beat for the ones who live near it, not just … Continue reading

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