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Gary Smith: Escaping to baseball

Sport’s unpredictable nature still a draw

The news cycle the last few weeks has been such that I feel the only way to observe it is through my eclipse glasses. Staring at it too long will burn my retina.

Gary Smith: Scraping by

Life changes and the need for different tools

In the long list of basically useless tools I've bought over the years, I may have topped myself over the weekend. I acquired a paint scraper.

Gary Smith: Slice of life

Passing years brings less “pass the pizza”

Since the beginning of time, Man has worked to develop various ways to measure, well ... time. There is a school of thought that Stonehenge is actually a giant calendar. (Those odd scratches on that column on the right? That's someone trying to remember his anniversary. And the blood stain next to it? Yeah, well, guess who forgot anyway.)

Gary Smith: Spinnin' wheel got to go round

Life pauses before a flurry of anticipated changes

Most of the time, tech works great for me. In fact, far better than you would expect, given my overwhelming lack of skill.

Gary Smith: To infinity ... and beyond

Knowing one’s limits isn’t the same as accepting them

I have an amazing ability: I know when to say when. The problem is, I can only exercise this superpower when I've already passed "when."

Gary Smith: Thanks for the memories

It’s just that sometimes, they’re hard to actually remember

"Remember that movie? You know, the one with the guy who looks like the guy who was in that TV show with the British girl except she didn't talk with a British accent? They were getting chased by that guy who was in the movie where he plays a lawyer who turns out to be a hit man or something, maybe a spy? We saw it on Netflix. Or maybe on demand. You know, that one ..."

Gary Smith: Prepping for The Big Day

Who knew father of groom had things to do?

If I've learned anything over the years, it's that no matter how hard people try, no one is beating time and Mother Nature. And if I ever start to doubt that, the events of the last week reinforced my earlier belief.

Gary Smith: Uneasy rider

Biking in NW Arkansas can be a wild experience

I think I've finally answered an age-old question. I know why the chicken crossed the road.

Gary Smith: A dose of "reality"

A TV show pitch: ‘Man vs. Mild: Northwest Arkansas’

If, for some reason, my current gig doesn't work out, I'm thinking I've got a new career all lined up. I'm going to be a reality TV star.

Gary Smith: A near-poetic life

Deford’s sports writing explored sights, sounds, souls

In the long list of bad things that happened over the past week, it's hard to say the passing of a retired writer had the most tragic implications.

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