Hometown, Arkansas: Central


Finding home at home

Today, though, will be an interesting exercise, because my assignment is to explore my own newly adopted hometown: Conway. How on earth will anyone be able to show me the sights of a city I’ve already lived in for over a year and a half? A place where I buy groceries and pay bills and take my kids to school every day of the week? Can anyone possibly show me my own town in a way that makes it new in my eyes?

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Hot Springs

Exploring the other side of the Spa City with Rose Schweikhart of Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery

Arriving in Hot Springs on an October afternoon, I parked between—and not among—the dead. Specifically, on the third floor of the Exchange Street parking deck, between a hearse whose rear window read “HOT ROD OF THE DEAD” and a midsized Toyota SUV with a gangly appendaged mummy slumped over in the shotgun. And to be perfectly honest, it wasn’t especially surprising to see either.

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