Month: July 2021

Going Beyond the Individual with the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Self-perception is distorted when we treat such things—principally ourselves—as models for reality, making separability and independence, not reciprocity, our moral ideal. Weather is the better paradigm for inquiries regarding the categorical features of things, because weather is systemic. Every system evolving within the atmosphere has a merely temporary integrity, and a character determined as much by its conditions as by its internal states.


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Jim Lynch Papers Now Open to Researchers

Jim Lynch is a community activist in Little Rock. Since 1975, he has organized and represented the citizens of the community and of Pulaski County to guide its elected leaders in matters such as taxation, urban growth, environmental protection, and law enforcement.

James Russell (Jim) Lynch was born on July 12, 1946, in Springfield,


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A Word from the Roberts Library: Summertime, with a Dose of Gratitude

At the risk of repeating an internet meme, lately I’ve been thinking about all the things I have to be grateful about. I have a job I love, I’m crazy about the people I work with, my family is healthy. During COVID, CALS has been able to both help our community and keep staff and patrons safe.


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