Last night I attended a local high school production at the Clinton Presidential Library commemorating the Negro Baseball Leagues and integration in Major League Baseball. It was a nice tribute that mentioned other Black sports heroes like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson and boxer Joe Louis. I couldn't help but notice that they missed the very first Black-American World Champion. In 1899, 37 … [Read more...]

Turner Bend Turns 100

The following story was just released by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism: Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Turner Bend store — set amid the changing shape of a lush landscape influenced by rippling waters, lost highways and throngs of exuberant floaters — is turning 100. Standing at the junction of Arkansas 23 and the Mulberry River, the … [Read more...]

Traveling Back in Time, To The Future…Maybe

Sorry about that, I just channeled an 80's comedy/science fiction movie. On the other hand, it is kind of true. This past weekend I had the chance to visit some of my old stomping grounds, New Orleans. I was tagging along on one of my wife's business trips. We had the opportunity to stay in a wonderful old hotel in the French Quarter. She had business things to take care of on two of the days so … [Read more...]

Dutch Oven Goodness

We welcome a guest blogger to Arkansas Outside, Lisa. For full disclosure, Lisa is my wife but nepotism is not how she got this gig. Lisa is a great writer and an even better cook. So basically, she bribed me with some cobbler. I love cobbler! - Joe A few weeks ago we made a trip up to Northeast Arkansas for a bit of camping and cooking fundamonium. Over the past few years I think my home kitchen … [Read more...]