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The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

George Takei joins Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for performance

George Takei joins Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for performance

Celebrity activist George Takei joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to narrate Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw at concert featuring a message of hope and unity with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

LITTLE ROCK, AR, January 30, 2012 – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra joins forces with actor and activist George Takei, 2012 Celebrity Apprentice participant and Mr. Sulu of Star Trek fame, and over 400 chorus members to celebrate the human spirit. Ode to Joy will be performed on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall. This concert is the fifth Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Concert and is sponsored by Windstream.

'Encouragers' come to Today's THV

THV's Liz Massey sits down with Carol Martin and Sonja Whitfield of the Pulaski County Special School District to talk about making a difference in the lives of elementary school kids. See photos of the program in action on our Sherwood My Town website.

What are your goals for the New Year?

What are your goals for the New Year?

A new year brings new opportunities to set new goals and try new things. Trying new things brings new opportunities to face difficulty that might cause you to fail. Failing brings new opportunities to decide if you will continue and try again or if you will simply quit.
 
It seems a little strange talking about yearly goal setting and failing doesn't it? Well, this year I think it may be helpful to start with the end of the year in mind. Ask yourself this question. How do you want to finish this statement this time next year?
"In January I set three goals and throughout the year I ___________."

AETN examines Social Security, Medicare for Arkansans

AETN examines Social Security, Medicare for Arkansans

 

“Will Social Security and Medicare be There for You?” will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

This program will discuss what the future holds for Social Security, Medicare and aging Arkansans.

According to AARP Arkansas, more than 600,000 Arkansans rely on Social Security and/or Medicare benefits. No state has a higher percentage – 63 percent – of older Americans relying on Social Security for 50 percent or more of their family income.

The Social Security Administration recently announced a 3.6 percent benefit increase for 2012. This is the first cost-of-living adjustment since 2009.