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Opinion | Biff America: Boasting loud and proud
Opinion | Biff America: Boasting loud and proud

July 14, 2019

I’m not in the habit of blowing my own trumpet — it is both self-aggrandizing and illegal in Arkansas — but I will say, my liver is one of my best organs. But don’t take...


Lark Ascending: Getting back to the garden
Lark Ascending: Getting back to the garden

July 13, 2019

I keep wondering how our garden back in Breckenridge is doing. Alan and I are away for a few weeks in Maine. Before we left Breckenridge, we tidied up everything inside and out — cleaning...




Ask Eartha: Does stuff break down in a landfill?
Ask Eartha: Does stuff break down in a landfill?

July 11, 2019

Dear Eartha, I have a friend who tells me I should compost my food waste. But doesn’t the food I throw away break down in the landfill anyway? — Maggie, Keystone You’re not alone in...


High Country Baking: Berry cheesecake torte
High Country Baking: Berry cheesecake torte

July 10, 2019

Love cheesecake? Me too, but I often find a standard serving is too much of a good thing, particularly after a full meal. So I sought a cheesecake with the same lush taste and texture...


Biff America: Summer time is short and sweet
Biff America: Summer time is short and sweet

July 7, 2019

They rolled through the neighborhood like they owned the joint; in many ways they did. Being young and unburdened, on a bluebird week end of summer, they were masters of all they surveyed. We adults,...



Walking our Faith: Being present in goodbyes
Walking our Faith: Being present in goodbyes

July 5, 2019

The sun crested the mountain at 5 a.m., but at 7 a.m., I was still in bed, enjoying the view of the blue sky against the green mountaintop. Until Russell bounded into the room, jumped...




Home Cooking: 4 simple and fresh summer entrees
Home Cooking: 4 simple and fresh summer entrees

July 3, 2019

Our summers are short. Instead of spending time in the kitchen, get outdoors, take a hike, ride a bike or sit on the deck and enjoy a chilled beverage. When you’re ready to eat, these...




Walking our Faith: We are still one nation under God
Walking our Faith: We are still one nation under God

June 28, 2019

There’s a soft breeze coming through the open doors leading onto the deck this morning, and it reminds me of the breeze that comes off the ocean early in the morning in Florida. Perhaps I’m...




Biff America: Bedtime demands
Biff America: Bedtime demands

June 23, 2019

Pillow Talk: Noun — private conversation, endearments, or confidences exchanged in bed or in intimate circumstances between spouses or lovers. — Dictionary.com. I was under the covers, freshly showered and engrossed in my book. I...



Walking Our Faith: As essential as air
Walking Our Faith: As essential as air

June 21, 2019

When my grandmother emigrated to the United States from Hungary, she was a young Catholic woman, alone in an unfamiliar land. She got married, moved to Cleveland, where, as was typical of many émigrés, she...