Greetings from Barcelona, where I am in transit home. I won’t be back at work until Wednesday morning, but finally got access this morning to some reliable Internet service and thought I’d mention one Arkie-related item noted in my catchup.

The New York Times T Magazine, a periodic home publication, this week features the ‘”bold move” by a gay couple and their six-year-old son to Bentonville. The focus is on their makeover of a home in the city in a stylistic manner befitting the residence of the director of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


That would be Don Bacigaulpi, profiled with his partner and stay at home “‘mom” Dan Feder. They report easy assimilation in a city that the article describes as “‘one of the most cosmopolitan small cities in America.'”