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2014 FEATURES

 
No matter what else life is or isn't about, the single connecting thread of all experience and action is 'thinking'... and this great gozarkian guide to 'how thinking works' gives you techniques and approaches to exponentialize your proactive thinking where-with-all. LEAP coming to Arkansas: Law Enforcement Officers say end prohibition...  
 

2013 FEATURES

 

gozarks goes to the Valentine's Day "Voice of the People" meet & greet at the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda

Clinton Business Owners Primed to Paint the Town... "Our visit to Stuttgart was inspiring," said CBRA's coordinator, Kitty Murdock. "It convinced us that our plans to spruce-up our own downtown business district are doable and well worth the effort. It just takes cooperation and work." The Willie Nelson Act: Proposed legislation to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana.
 

2012 FEATURES

 
gozarks goes to Little Rock as an Associate Producer & Broadcast Underwriting Specialist for KABF 88.3 "Voice of the People" gozarks goes to New Mexico 2012 was Gozarks second year to attend an annual RSOL National Conference. gozarks goes to Little Rock to meet and greet the new coordinator of the City of Little Rock's Reentry Program.

Shaundel Shoxx: Momma's Little Girl Grows Up

Kids... you gotta love 'em. And this little tribute to my youngest child's journey to adulthood serves as a celebration of that love given to (and gotten from) all those darlings who call me 'mom'...

The Purpose Prize
The good news is that I don't have to wait until December to find out that I didn't win <smile>. On April 23, 2012, I got a polite (boilerplate) 'Thank You' note from Michelle Hynes, Vice President, Civic Ventures and Purpose Prize Team Leader, acknowledging my participation and kindly informing that the selection process is continuing, sans me and roughly 1000 other submitters. "We applaud the work you are doing... to make the world a better place for all of us," she wrote. The best thing about the whole process was what I learned about myself as I read the generous words of the friends and colleagues I'd polled to ferrit-out veracity regarding my work. Read all about my application for the $100,000 Purpose Prize.

House Arrest (updated 9/15/2012)
Michael C. "Mike" Kelley, editor/publisher of ArmchairHoodlum, professional dishwasher, VietNam Vet and interdicted cannabis cultivator is back in town. If you don't remember (or never heard of) his saga, catch-up on background and stay tuned-in with the funfolding (no, that is NOT a type-o) story with a look here.

 

2011 FEATURES

 
Smart Meters or Dumb Ideas?

December 2011: Are these helpful devices that make energy cheaper, keep the gird safe and make all the systems we rely on more secure? Or is this 'smart' transformation simply highly sophisticated 'social engineering' being promulgated as 'for our own good' by a league of multi-national energy and technology brokers who are up-playing 'consumer benefits' while plotting  on taking us all to the cleaners for billions in (their) profit? 

Cashing in on Predators?

December 2011: Are laws on sex offenders supposed to protect kids -or- meant to enrich high-tech tracking companies? Read this special Mother Jones report by Kate Sheppard and see what you think about what is happening. Then decide for yourself if it's right, or if it's wrong.

From our Archives...

Though still ever so topical, this 2006 interview with  Justice Stephen Breyer, sitting jurist of the United States Supreme Court, makes it redundantly clear that for the democratic principles codified by the U.S. Constitution to ‘work’ citizens must be ‘involved.’

Arkansas River Blues Society

October 2011: I had a glorious time being the 'official timekeeper' at the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Competition.

Arkansas Time After Time

October 2011: Back in February I was introduced to the fine work that the folks at Arkansas Time After Time are doing, and now I am elated to say that I am working with them!

Occupy Little Rock

October 2011: I spent part of my day with the Occupy Little Rock folks. What came of it was a page full of photos and a whole lot of food for thought.


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That you may be filled with strength and power, rooted and grounded in love that surpasses all knowledge: Be kind to one another; live with compassion, producing every kind of goodness; stand firm and hold your ground in truth, righteousness and peace; be courageous; embrace faith which is perfect trust in justice. ~Ephesians 3-6 (condensed)