Let There Be Lightness

THE LIGHT IS everywhere. It streams through paned glass and bounces off canvas-smooth white walls and airy white drapes that hang soft and translucent, a whisper of texture. Wooden planks washed in a warm honey stain crown a vaulted ceiling overhead—a counterbalance to the sun-warmed wooden floors below—and the curling tendrils of a well-tended plant…

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You’ve Got Quail!

MEIMEI (PRONOUNCED MAY-MAY) the red setter has apparently turned to stone. She’s staring at a downed treetop, her head cocked slightly to the left, and not a single auburn hair quivers. It’s as if we’ve stumbled upon a canine statue here in the hills of the Sylamore Wildlife Management Area. Meimei’s point says there’s a…

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Taken Into A Count

ON JAN. 13, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott opened his weekly video address by saying, “Over the next few months, you’re going to hear a lot about counting.” He wasn’t kidding; the U.S. Census Bureau’s $500 million ad budget for the upcoming 2020 Census. practically guaranteed as much. However, it’s important to note that those…

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Hometown: Murfreesboro

MOST PEOPLE GO to the Crater of Diamonds State Park hoping to strike it rich when they visit Murfreesboro, but I am old (not really) and decrepit (not really) and cranky (really, truly) and I have no intention of digging for anything—outside of searching my purse for sunglasses on this happily cloudless, Robin’s-egg-blue-skied day. It…

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