Final Thought

Final Thought

If you’ve kept up with my musings in this space, you might have concluded that I’m a history buff. You’d be right.     just something about antiquity that excites me — for as far back as I can remember, even before I could read. In 1957, when I was 4, my mother bought a […]

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June, my high school class, the Class of ’70, held its 45th reunion. I hated to miss the gathering, but I chose to go to Southeast Asia with two Vietnam War veterans. I hope to someday pass along a story or two from that trip, but right now I’m thinking about some of my old […]

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dampens my running. I do well to run 80 miles per month in warm weather. By contrast, last November I ran 132 miles as I prepared for December’s Three Bridges Marathon. In July, in highly humid Arkansas, a good time to run is around sunrise. Once the sun is up, running is akin to jogging […]

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is blessed with interesting places. Team Rhodes visited quite a few of them during a whirlwind spring break trip. In a five-day, four-night span, Julie, Abby and I learned some things about our state’s past, observed wildlife, dug for diamonds and beheld spectacular views. Our trip, which Julie dubbed an ARKcation, began roughly at the […]

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commencement season. At graduation ceremonies far and wide, speakers will look to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. And what will tomorrow’s leaders be doing? A few may be hanging on to every word, but I imagine many will be squirming from cellphone withdrawal, fingers twitching as they prepare to take tons of selfies with their diplomas. I […]

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me a pack rat. You can also say I’m sentimental and fairly disorganized. For instance, right now I’m sitting at my office desk, and near my elbow is last month’s copy of AY, just begging to be put away neatly on a shelf. If I did that, though, that copy would leave behind the half […]

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There’s something about March. Big things seem to happen this month.   was that Ides of March incident way back in 44 B.C. with Julius Caesar meeting an untimely end. Speaking of untimely endings, come this March 8 standard time will end, and we’ll lose an hour of sleep, thanks to daylight saving time. Later […]

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