Lisa Kelley

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Writer goes rogue

Editor only wants column by deadline

Conversation which might or might not have occurred with my editor:

Watch yore language

English is hard work

We adults can complicate pert near anything, especially communication. Take a gander at your latest homeowner's policy or telephone bill, and tell me either couldn't be improved by a third-grader.

Postcards speak volumes

Soldier’s short missive leaves story unfinished

Hello Honey

Gravy, gravy, gravy

Check yes or no

While I was having dinner with a group of friends, the server leaned over the table, porcelain bowl in hand.

Old dog's way

Writer pays tribute to girls’ best friend

Lisa Kelley is away this week. In her stead, her dog, Baxter, submits a poem:

Suckers come to fight

Blood thicker than gene pool

My family tree has a lot of suckers. You know, those shoots that come up here and there from the roots and base. Given the fact that some of my mama's lineage married and remarried like it was a competitive sport, some of my closest "relations" aren't related at all. Take for instance, my Grammy.

Strangers go extra mile

Old, beloved truck stalls in right place

Folks said it was bound to happen, and one day, folks were right. Driving down five lanes in Bentonville, Blue Belle stopped in her tracks. I pumped the gas pedal and turned the key. She sputtered and tried to get up, then finally sighed and laid there like an old hunting dog after a day spent running squirrels.

Go with the flow

Cold-blooded float down Buffalo River

"That looks weird," I said, nodding upstream as my friends and I pulled our kayaks onto a gravel bar for a break in our half-day float down the Buffalo River.

Truly breath taking

Immersing senses in present moment

I write this column while seated on a rock at the edge of Horseshoe Bend outside of Page, Ariz. The sun is rising behind me -- which, not being a morning person, are words I don't typically string together. It takes my breath away, both the view and the 5 o'clock hour.

Tornados and baloney

Spring season for lawyer jokes

Talk is cheap.

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