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On Christianity

posted: 11/30/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My husband and I want to serve God, but we're still tied down with family responsibilities and jobs. Maybe we can volunteer for some kind of mission work once our children are grown or we retire.

19 Christmas gifts you can buy in Arkansas + 19 places to find, make unique presents

updated: 11/30/2015 2:33 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas is like Santa Claus. Santa knows what everybody wants, and Arkansas has something for everybody.

LET'S TALK: Thankful for what I do, don't have

posted: 11/29/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

To quote from "Be Thankful for What You Got," the 1974 R&B hit by William DeVaughn, I do not drive a great big Cadillac ... gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back.

Spirits: William Wolf bourbon more like liqueur

posted: 11/29/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

One of the worst things a critic can be is a curmudgeon, which is almost always an affected pose designed to pre-empt consideration. So I try to leave myself open to fresh avenues of delight, even when they appear in unlikely forms. Such as a bearded young man brandishing a whiskey bottle in the middle of a Manhattan liquor store.

Cooking shows fill up with celebrities, not chefs

posted: 11/29/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The flamboyant chefs who boost their careers with TV shows and cookbooks have tough new competition, but it isn't coming from the kitchen. A wave of sexy, friendly and instantly recognizable celebrities -- with no culinary experience -- is finding that a side dish of Hollywood, Nashville, Tenn., or supermodel goes quite well with a second career in food.

TV on DVD: '60s sitcom McHale's Navy boxed set sails onto shelves

posted: 11/29/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

What is it? McHale's Navy, Complete Series, 138 episodes on 21 discs from Shout! Factory

Spin Cycle: Finding singer's dessert becomes pie in the sky endeavor

posted: 11/29/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Forget Patty Cake. It's all about Patti's pies!

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Walton center to host night with hitmaker McDonald

posted: 11/29/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael McDonald performs "This Christmas -- An Evening of Holiday and Hits," 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., part of the center's 2015-16 Popcorn Indiana American Music Series.

Arkansans tied to films with Christmas themes

posted: 11/29/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Christmas movies make the screen glow like a fireplace, and Arkansas plays a part in these classics, available for gift-giving on home video:

Tell Me About It: Guests do not edit guest list

posted: 11/29/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My nephew's wedding is fast approaching. We received invitations, but each of my four adult daughters, ranging 21 to 30, were invited with no guests. They are not married. When they questioned their cousin, he replied that he and his finance had to invite 250 guests and have to cut somewhere, so unless you are engaged you cannot bring a guest. Also, if they get a lot of "no" replies they will revisit the idea of allowing guests.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 11/29/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You're not doing things for yourself this year; you're thinking about future generations and the world at large. This big-picture perspective allows you to move decisively and quickly. You'll finish a huge project next month and go into 2016 with an inspiring goal, which you'll reach in March.

Backyard balm

posted: 11/28/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Jan Cassell looks over her backyard pond, an 8,000-gallon paradise for some three dozen fish, countless frogs, toads, dragonflies -- and her.

Ask the Expert

posted: 11/28/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

With the holidays approaching, I worry about crimes involving my vehicle and at my home. What are some ways I can help protect myself from theft?

Tools & toys

posted: 11/28/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

What’s to love: A quick fix for repairing nonworking strings of incandescent Christmas lights by finding and replacing the bad bulb.

Personal Space

posted: 11/28/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: Crystal Valley/Otter Creek neighborhood of Little Rock with my husband, Ronald Jenkins Jr., and our two daughters, Savannah and Alexandria.




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