Durango 
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Updated on February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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Re: “Brave New Restaurant

Ever try to tell somebody from out of town (or here in town, for that matter) how to get to Brave’s? It’s almost impossible, so usually we just take them. Getting there is well worth the effort, though, since we’ve never met a Brave entree we didn’t like, be it veal, tenderloin, or sole. Splendid sauces and great salads, too, and a wide variety of wines. Wait service? Excellent. We especially enjoy dining out on the balcony which overlooks the river. It’s fun to watch the birds (even saw an eagle once), rabbits, raccoons, turtles, and other riverbank wildlife while dining, and there’s a nice view of the downtown skyline, too, which is quite spectacular after dark. Bottom line: This is one of our all-time favorite LR restaurants. We’re what Peter Brave would call “frequent repeats.”

Posted by Durango on 07/12/2010 at 12:34 PM

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Re: “Walmart cards kid, loses dad as customer

“The cashier carded, not him, but his 15-year-old daughter. No ID. No sale.”

This story brings back memories of when I took my daughter for her first drink.

Off we went to my favorite bar which was only two blocks from the house. I got her a 7 and 7. She didn't like it, so I drank it.

Then I got her a Black Jack on the rocks. She didn't like that either, so I drank it. It was the same with the Tequila and lime.

By the time we got down to the beer, I could hardly push the stroller back home.

JK, of course. On a serious note, I applaud Walmart and any other retailer that’s willing to experiment with ways to curb underage drinking.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Durango on 07/29/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “The open line and the first LR City Board filing

I ain’t one to spread gossip, but I heard today that Tommy Cotton is an ectomorph.

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Posted by Durango on 07/28/2014 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Here's an open line

“Surgery went smooth . . .”

Knew nothing of this, eL. But thumbs up! You appear to be bankin’ off of the northeast winds, sailin’ on a summer breeze, and skippin’ over the ocean like a stone.

And, Sweetie? Hey, a virtuous woman is more precious than a barrel of rubies.

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Posted by Durango on 07/26/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Another bank robbery; another open line. Also booze news.

Just these four short shorts on a Tuesday, if I may:

1. Just got off the phone with a Republican bud (yeah, I’ve got a couple of ‘em) who said he voted at 5:45 this afternoon and was #46 out of something like 1,600 registered voters in his LR precinct. “Pitiful turnout,” he said. Had to agree.

2. Read in today’s Fort Baptist Times Record that Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Christian (note the surname) wants a legislative study on the possibility of expanding the state’s execution law to allow death by firing squad, hanging, or the electric chair.

What? No burning at the stake, stoning, beheading by chainsaw, or forced swallowing of battery acid? Perhaps Christian, a Republican and former state highway patrolman, should consider adding those options.

3. Was up on Skyline Drive in North Little Rock today. Had to smile when I saw a parked car with this bumper sticker: GROW YOUR OWN DOPE. PLANT A MAN.

4. And speaking of planting, I came across a story in the wee hours of this morning that Alan Leveritt wrote back in October of last year. I’d saved it. Why? Because “Life on the farm” is a masterpiece. A few lines:

“In late afternoon, looking over the pasture from my mother's hillside grave, our farm may be the most beautiful place on earth …. My 93-year-old mother died a year ago, and we buried her on the hillside overlooking the pasture where she played during her summers as a little girl …. I am living where I will be buried. I work soil that has fed my family and my ancestors and to which I will return. In July my brother and I worked my father's ashes into the lush asparagus beds and basil plantings … Now I smile when I see the health and life in those plants.”

Do yourself a favor and read the entire column raht cheer:

http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/life-on-t…

You’re damned good, Alan. You should write more.

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Posted by Durango on 06/10/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Arkansan Ronnie Floyd elected president of Southern Baptist Convention

Well, plainjim and eLwood and HHW swear that Ronnie’s a great preacher and servant of the Lord. If he’s good enough for them boys and HHW, he’s good enough for me. And oughta be for all ya’ll, too.

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Posted by Durango on 06/10/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Go to UA-Fayetteville without even going

Max, even after all these years, I occasionally have a nightmare that it is the last semester of my senior year at Fedvul and I have a final exam coming up for a REQUIRED course I MUST pass to graduate.

Only problem is, I’ve attended the class just once or twice and have no notes or study guides or friends who do. And not even a clue as to what might be on the exam.

Just as I walk into the exam room, wet with sweat, I wake up (in absolute relief) to find it’s only been another one of those freaking UofA-related nightmares.

Can't imagine why Satan plays such dreadful tricks on me.

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Posted by Durango on 06/10/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Go to UA-Fayetteville without even going

“Go to UA-Fayetteville without even going”

A bunch of us did that in the old days. It was called, cutting class.

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Posted by Durango on 06/10/2014 at 9:56 AM

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