Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Healthcare Is A Basic Human Right Not A Political Football

By Wim Laven |
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On May 4, 2013, I delivered the eulogy for my 33-year-old brother. I’m not sure that our political representatives understand what this feels like when they make decisions to take healthcare away from people.

Waters of Life Poured Forth for Thirsty Humanity

Posted by Nick Brothers |

The sun enters Aquarius Thursday afternoon right after Mars squares Saturn (a transit that can be a quite challenging – we move forward and are pulled back).

Flee Willy

By Amy Alkon |

There are two ways to solve this problem. One is to say, “Hey, I’d really like you to stay the night.” The other is to hide his shoes and keys.

Secrets In Local Stone Walls

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Historic stone fences like this one near Fayetteville are not as common in Arkansas as they are in New England, but one can find them throughout Northwest Arkansas even in remote wooded areas.

In the children’s book “Stone Wall Secrets,” Kristine and Robert Thorson write that “there are thousands of stone walls crisscrossing woods and fields as if they have been there forever.

Repealing Obamacare: Scorched Earth Policy Isn’t Policy At All

By Nick Brothers |
In a Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 photo, a large crowd listens at the rally for health care at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich.  Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition.  (Robin Buckson/The Detroit News via AP)

As we enter into the unknown with Congress voting on repealing the Affordable Care Act without any mention of a replacement plan, it seems as if the country is screaming its dissent in a vacuum.

Ozark Mountain Music Festival Returns to Eureka Springs

By Nick Brothers |
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AJ Gaither is a one man band from Kansas City, Mo. He’s built most of the instrument he plays on, and written all of his own soulful, bluesy songs about hard whiskey living and being homesick.

The weekend of Jan. 19, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival will return to Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark., and attempt to bring with it the atmosphere — and attitude — of a summer music festival.

An Unfortunately Brilliant Series

By Dane La Born |
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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is now streaming on Netflix.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Daniel Handler (pen name: Lemony Snicket) is an exercise in fantastically morose whimsy.

Waters of Life Poured Forth for Thirsty Humanity

By Risa D’Angeles |

The sun enters Aquarius Thursday afternoon right after Mars squares Saturn (a transit that can be a quite challenging – we move forward and are pulled back)

What Trees Do in Winter

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

Black walnut trees are among the first to lose their leaves in fall and the last to grow them in the spring. This tree just outside Fayetteville is around one hundred years old and thriving.

They may look dead, but most wintertime trees are playing ‘possum.

Golden Globes, Meryl Streep, and (Unfortunately) Donald Trump

By Dane La Born |
This image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Four years. That’s what we are in for. Four years of a president whose skin is so thin, he lashes out on a Twitter account someone definitely should have reigned in by now.