Ella Beth may have told her Pap paw Asa that computer coding was easy. But this week, Asa Hutchinson, aka Pap paw Asa and the Arkansas governor-elect, met some initial barriers to quickly implement his new plan into Arkansas’ school system.
Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other eye care professionals would say that normal vision is 20/20. Based on that fact, an old aphorism stipulates that hindsight is 20/20, meaning we tend to have normal vision only after the facts.
The submitted names for the water park being built by Sebastian County and the city of Fort Smith would be Exhibit A if you were to build a case that creativity and marketing are missing from the tool box of local government leaders.
What happened in Fayetteville Tuesday was not necessarily a loss for those seeking more definitive equal protections, and may prove but a short lived win for those who believed such protections were either unnecessary or sanctioned immoral behavior.
This past week, a 45-minute “pop-in” visit at the state’s Alexander Unit for troubled teens by Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson seemed a little puzzling. At first blush, some may have thought the visit was all about publicity.
Before the year is out, it is worthwhile to remember that 100 ago, on June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were murdered by a Serb nationalist in the streets of Sarajevo. The death of anyone is tragic, but we remember the event for what it set in motion.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is one of those proverbs that I heard decades ago and it just stuck in my memory. I’m sure it isn’t an absolute truth. Luck has intervened for some. But for those of us not familiar with luck, this proverb is generally true.
During my last year in office, I have visited many annual events and celebrated many annual traditions with a sense of nostalgia. At each of these occasions, I was acutely aware that it was my last time there as governor.
November in Arkansas may soon to become known for its museum anniversaries and celebrations. This past week, with the usual dose of low, key and casual fanfare, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Ark., celebrated its 3rd Anniversary.