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Recent Stories by Mike Masterson

Drill, baby, drill

posted: 06/28/2016 2:43 a.m. Comments 3

I've never believed anyone can effectively serve two masters.

Brighter tiles

posted: 06/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Conventional wisdom says those who write for a living are best served by choosing subjects they know through experience.

Bearing others' burdens

posted: 06/25/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The website Seven Reflections says the mythical name Merlin means one who "can carry on for others with joy ... a receptive nature and may bear burdens for others."

Readers respond: MIKE MASTERSON: On the Buffalo

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Feedback keeps streaming in about that hog factory at Mount Judea. I'd asked readers if they were bored with the controversy. Here are edited examples of only a few responses from across Arkansas:

Letter to my dad

posted: 06/19/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Dear Dad--Although you've been gone for 36 years, I have the distinct sensation you still can understand this message on Father's Day. Yeah, I'm funny that way, I'll admit.

Replacing worn parts

posted: 06/18/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

As with old cars, we aging humans often need parts replaced. So it was in 2003 when, at age 53, osteoarthritis in my right hip finally caught up to much earlier athletic years. The option at that point was to live out life in pain with pills or exchange it. I'm thankful I chose replacement.

Round-two win

posted: 06/14/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

You might have heard the strains of distant cheering the other day after the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., overturned a lower court's dismissal of the long-running case of Conway mother and entrepreneurial businesswoman Rhea Lana Riner.

Losing a son

posted: 06/12/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

I see that Circuit Judge John Langston granted the prosecution's request to delay for months the negligent-homicide case against suspended Circuit judge Wade Naramore of Garland County.

Bidding a farewell

posted: 06/11/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

It seemed appropriate that sprinkles drifted from gunmetal clouds as the auctioneer's chatter rose above the din from a crowded lawn.

Dogpatch pipe dream

posted: 06/07/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Any valued reader happen to have a couple million handy to purchase a dilapidated, 400-acre theme park in the Ozarks?

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