by Max Brantley
A change of pace on a so-far quiet holiday weekend.
Roger Armbrust, a former Arkansas Democrat reporter now retired back in Little Rock after a career in New York, contributes columns to Yahoo and today's is a feel-good story about Arkansans, particularly the Little Rock couple Beckham and Karla Allen. The short version is that they use proceeds from reselling donated used shoes to developing countries to bring clean water to places in Haiti and Kenya.
Here's the water project's website.