Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Arkansas Bucket List - 11 Must-Take Trips for 2016.

Everyone has something they've always wanted to do.  Those daring acts and adventures you'd like to tackle is often called a "bucket list" (things to do before you kick the bucket) -- and it usually includes a good deal of places people want to go, see and do in their lifetime.

When I talk about Arkansas, there's usually a person in the crowd who mentions they've always wanted to go to a place I've mentioned, or eat something I've talked about.  Get a head-start on your planning.  Make your reservations now to cross these items off your bucket list.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Look Inside the William J. Clinton Presidential Birthplace Home National Historic Site.

The place recognized as the childhood home of our 42nd president is in the news right now for a suspected arson, but will certainly be cleaned up and re-opened soon.  Here's what it looked like before the fire at Bill Clinton's earliest home.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

36 Christmas Novelty Songs (With No Chipmunks Whatsoever).

The yuletide holiday brings out the joy, and sometimes the strange and ridiculous, in all of us. In that happy vein, here's a fine selection of Christmas novelty tunes to enjoy.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

5 Magnificent New Orleans Po'Boy Sandwiches.

You can have all sorts of sandwiches on French bread, but without the perfect bread made somewhere around I-10, it just isn't a po'boy.  I've spent more than my fair share of time in New Orleans over the years, and I've had more than my fair share of po'boys.  Here are the five I'll go back to again and again.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rohwer Remembered In the Fallow Field.

The Rohwer War Relocation Center in the southern part of the Arkansas Delta marks a place in time where a horrible injustice took place.  Recent efforts have brought the cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, up to notice, and a restoration has taken place.

But this place still haunts.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Scenes from the Arkansas Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

On a bright December afternoon, three Arkansas Pearl Harbor survivors were honored with a ceremony commemorating that fateful date of December 7, 1941... as the former US Navy tugboat Hoga was formally welcomed to Arkansas.  Take a look.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Wonderland At Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Under a canopy of pines, all along a peninsula on Lake Hamilton, Garvan Woodland Gardens sprawls in quiet majesty.  It's open eleven months of the year, a haven for nature lovers, romantics and such... but during the last six weeks it becomes a wonderland of light.  Come explore!