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…when a thousand words were more ready than a picture

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Two agonizing pages into The House of the Seven Gables, the spine on my book fell off. Should I keep reading? The book itself was old and brittle, stiff as its author’s language. But I kept reading, whereupon from the middle of its yellowed pages, an ominous bookmark fell out. Instantly I saw the words In Remembrance. America’s little shirt …

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12,000 Poles Down

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The storm spread a path of destruction through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. In two Bootheel counties alone, the ice toppled 12,000 telephone poles.

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SOS

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See this and you know you’re headed into hell. From a dozen states a bucket truck convoy as far as the eye could see.

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Nature Rocks the Bootheel

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Seven years ago this weekend the Ice Storm of 2009 rolled across northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, thick as Dusty’s beard.

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My Favorite Statue

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From this most animated statue, John William “Blind” Boone’s arms are not merely extended, they’re launched forward, fingers splayed like ten cobras striking in precision.

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