• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • The drama of Poplar Bluff politics and business have made it into the headlines of the St Louis Post Dispatch with "Political novice draws scorn and lawsuit for questioning business as usual". The long article, over 40 paragraphs in length, is an intriguing outsider's view of the last five months of accusations, innuendos and lawsuits. Once again, Doug Bagby drags me into the story and refers to me as a "disgruntled small-business owner" but most of the strangest quotes come from Sammy Schalk of Gamblin Lumber and Charles Moffit of MHJ Insurance. Schalk is quoted as saying:  “You don’t want dunderheads on welfare on the bank board.” And Moffitt is quoted a few paragraphs later inferring that Poplar Bluff doesn't

    Oct 23,
  • I don’t know about you but I think it’s an exciting event when a new shop opens up in our area. So when I read about the launching of Blue Relics and Revivals on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to see what goodies these creative sisters had up their sleeves.

    Oct 18,

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