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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

My myth takes

posted: 07/30/2014 3:56 a.m. Comment 1

There are times I'm pretty sure some people in the state think we're having an earthquake when, really, it's just me laughing so hard that even the ground shakes.

Attack of the air quotes: Miss misquoted

posted: 07/16/2014 3:08 a.m. Comments 7

While shopping recently, I was reminded of my work. Yes, I'm a sick puppy and I need help.

Slippery sources

posted: 07/09/2014 3:20 a.m. Comments 5

Far too often, we let what we want to be true to become our reality despite any evidence to the contrary; we don't need evidence--we just know it's true.

That's not polite . . .

posted: 07/02/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

There are always those times when we self-censor because it's just not polite to say the first thing that comes to your mind when someone does or says something worthy of scorn.

There, their, they're

posted: 06/25/2014 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

We're always a bit embarrassed at the paper when an error is made. When it's a grammar or word error, the copy editors among us are doubly chagrined.

It's OK to laugh

posted: 06/18/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Every so often, there's a phrase that enters the lexicon as a good-natured jab/sometime pejorative. Then something happens that shines a whole new light on it.

A day for dads

posted: 06/11/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

With Father's Day upon us, my thoughts turn to my dad and grandpa, who both passed on, the anniversaries of their deaths in just the past couple of months.

The matter of words

posted: 06/04/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Words have always held a strange fascination for me. Some words and phrases--persnickety, amok, and tump over, for example--are fun to say, but also paint specific, often humorous, pictures in the mind.

Where it all starts

posted: 05/28/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

One of the recurring themes in letters since Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s decision on May 9 is “How can one single judge overturn the will of the voters?”

A safe place

posted: 05/21/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Nearly a month after the deadly tornadoes that struck Arkansas and other parts of the South, the scars abound: those on the landscape and on us as a people.

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