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An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

One of the best things about going to college in Northwest Arkansas were the many opportunities for outdoor adventures. Because we were college kids without a lot of money to spend, we had to be creative.  We explored caves with flashlights trying not to walk into any of the bats that hung inside the walls, went rope swinging out over the river that ran through town (sometimes falling in to the freezing waters in February), and climbed an  ...

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Not Your Typical Snow Day

As a kid growing up in the country, I loved snow days! Time seemed to stand still as we chased each other with snowballs and sledded up and down the hills on my parents’ farm.   When we simply couldn’t feel our hands and feet anymore, we would head up the hill to my house where Mom always had hot chocolate and caramel corn waiting for us!  For me, one year stands out from all the rest.  I had brought a ‘friend’ of mine from college home with  ...