Author: Paul Holmes

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Thunder Road

Sitting around the coffee table one early morning, our group took an informal survey and concluded, informally of course, that many of us aren’t carrying around all our original parts….

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Of missed emails and dead cousins

I didn’t make the trip to the Sonoma County Courthouse in Santa Rosa, Calif., last month for the hearing on a bank’s petition to admit to probate the will of…

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A traveler’s musings

We recently spent the better part of a week in Morocco, touring its largest cities and visiting so many historic sites in that beautiful North African country that unfortunately some…

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Unbreakable bond

The two communities are 800 miles apart, but after the events of May 24, the small South Texas town and Northeast Arkansas’ largest city are members of an ever-growing group,…

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A second chance

This time, says Jerry Morgan of the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission, it is going to happen. It is the construction of a multi-sports complex in Jonesboro, the largest city…

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Those days are gone

In the days when the Arkansas General Assembly met in regular sessions only every other year, I was obligated by the news outlets that employed me to ask local legislators…

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Two little words

I’m often accused by my friends of using 10 words when two will do. OK, I’m guilty. So in an effort to mend my loquacious ways, I’ll focus for the…

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On Covidism

It is said that travel broadens one’s horizons and I believe that is true in virtually every instance. There is always something that can be learned from getting out from…

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The biggest non-event ever

Do you remember the devastating Dec. 3, 1990, earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone? You know, the one that claimed thousands of lives, destroyed billions of dollars of infrastructure…

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Santa and the supply chain

We won’t have Black Friday for more than a month, but already we’re being urged to part with our green now. Reuters is reporting that Americans are expected to spend…

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We’re not returning to normal

Baseball’s greatest pundit, one Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, observed, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” meaning a team or an individual should never consider the outcome of a game a…

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Making sparks fly

The ongoing showdown between President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans over Biden’s infrastructure plan seems likely to produce more heat than light, but Arkansans have a stake in where the…

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The sound of business

It had been nearly 50 years since I’d spent any time in northern Alabama before a brief trip there last week. I was interested to see not only what had…

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It’s time

As the COVID pandemic marked its first anniversary, Gov. Asa Hutchinson had two words for Arkansans: diligence and vaccination. By diligence, Gov. Hutchinson said in late March he wants Arkansans…