Blog Archives


Western Rat Snake

Serpent encounters are part of growing up in Arkansas. My first introduction was through Sunday School, in the pages of an illustrated Bible, with the depiction of a serpent wrapped around an apple tree. This was pre-kindergarten …

Posted in Outdoors, Weekend Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Fishing Tail

The morning’s hunt in the Ozark National Forest had ended with four fat gray squirrels riding home in my truck. As I cleaned the squirrels, readying them for a simmering pot of potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and a blend of …

Posted in Weekend Tagged with: , , , , ,

Swing Away

brown_chad-1536469-origFly line rips the river’s surface like scissors sliding across silk as Michael McLellan propels his two-handed, Scottish-style fly rod across the blue-green waters of the upper White River. As the line slices through the air, its loop unrolls gracefully …

Posted in Wellness Tagged with: ,