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Book it on down

posted: 04/20/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Literary Festival Thursday-Sunday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock, and other venues including Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Ave.; Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St.; South on Main, 1304 S. Main St.; and Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets.

Setting the hook with that just right first line

posted: 04/20/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

From classics and clunkers to the latest page turners at the Arkansas Literary Festival, every book has to start somewhere.

Taking note of everything literary festival has to offer

posted: 04/20/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Literary Festival is enough to fill a book.

Workout in the garden

posted: 04/14/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Gardens, as Rudyard Kipling said, “are not made by singing, ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” All those neat rows of flowers and vegetables require, well — gardening, and gardening is work. But does gardening count as exercise ?

Yard chores vary in vigor, ability to burn off calories

posted: 04/14/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Gardening burns calories. How many? It depends on the gardener and the job at hand — or hand in muddy glove.

No apple, orange comparison done here

posted: 04/14/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Metabolic Equivalent of Task — or MET — is a way of measuring how one activity compares to another in terms of how much energy it takes.

She’d love to race for Rockets in 5K

posted: 04/06/2014 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Shannon Wooley wishes she could run out of sight, not be front and center in the photo accompanying this story about Catholic High School’s Rocket 5K, to be held Saturday.

APRIL CALENDAR: April brings faith and festivals

posted: 04/01/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

April is the cruelest month, as T.S. Eliot reminds us in his poem, The Waste Land. “I will show you fear in a handful of dust,” he threatens — but nothing compares to the fear in a handful of tax filings. The Titanic went down on April 15, 1912, another sinking sensation. The rest of the month docks with a cargo of books, baskets, bunnies, pigs and potatoes.

Breakfast abides

posted: 03/26/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas delivers thousands of free and reduced-cost school breakfasts to keep low-income children from being too hungry to learn.

Paws and claws

posted: 03/23/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

“If you want a friend in Washington,” President Harry S. Truman said, “get a dog.” The no-nonsense Missourian did not take his own advice.


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