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Dad’s View: Helpless or Help Less?

by: Ben Lacy So, we’ve got this dog. Chocolate lab.  Female.  Craves attention. Bit of a drama queen.  Socially awkward.  Shockingly clever.  Anyway, due to her allergies (oh yeah, forgot to mention… she is super high maintenance) this 100-pound…

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FriendsGiving

by: Heather Foitek There are so many great things about living in Northwest Arkansas right now, but one of my favorites is the sheer number of people that relocate into NWA, making the community so diverse and eclectic.  There…

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Dad’s View: This is Going to Hurt

by: Ben Lacy Don’t you love it when you go to the doctor, and, when you ask “Is this going to hurt?” they say, “Not a bit!” …right before you nearly jump from here to Zaire due to the…

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THE CALL: Unsung Heroes

by: Stephanie Laney “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strengths, but by the strength of his heart.”     –  Hercules Have you ever started something assuming you knew what you would be doing and…

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Dad’s View: Power Down

by: Ben Lacy Anyway, the flight attendant added an interesting comment at the end of the safety briefing today that made me ponder a few things.  After going through the intricate details of how to properly prepare for a water…

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Dad’s View: Mid-Life Advice

by: Ben Lacy Man, don’t you thoroughly despise those people that are just a little ahead of you on the road of life?  You know, not a full generation gap, but just a bit further up the yellow brick road…

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Dad’s View: Date Night(s)

with Ben Lacy So during the school year the Mrs. and I definitely have a long-distance relationship. No, it isn’t work travel or irreconcilable differences that creates the chasm; it’s the kids/school/activities trifecta.  We’re not complaining, and we willingly…

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Shop Local with Hello Local

by Dana Schlagenhaft What if local small businesses linked arms together as a united front to become stronger and more successful together? When Jennifer Cristofaro and I created our online store, Hello Local, our goal was to lend support…