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Lake’s Edge

A right turn towards the lake       instead of the usual left that leads to home. Down a short gravel road, park, a five-minute walk       through bare trees and dried leaves to the water’s edge. Azure sky, blue water, red dirt. The piercing golden sun hovers over the horizon. Waves […]

We Remember

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. On this 15th aniversary, we remember the 168 victims (149 adults and 19 children), the survivors (30 children were orphaned), and […]

We Remember

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. On this 12th aniversary, we remember the 168 victims (149 adults and 19 children), the survivors (30 children were orphaned), and […]

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

The state of Oklahoma turns 100 this year. The US Post Office just issued this beautiful stamp painted by Mike Larsen of the sun rising over the Cimarron river to celebrate the state’s centennial. Oh, what a beautiful mornin’ Oh, what a beautiful day I got a beautiful feelin’ Everything’s goin’ God’s way

The Interview

Karl at St. Stephen’s Musings asked me five interview type questions. You are all invited to participate. (See directions at the end of the post.) 1) You have written some short fiction in the past. Do you have other stories in the works? Yes, I have been working on a story based on an incident […]

One in a Million

Ever heard of the phrase “you’re one in a million” used as a compliment? With over 6 billion people currently alive in the world today, that means there are 6,000 people just like you! (The population of the state of Oklahoma is about 4.5 million. Ironically, there are four people in the state with the […]

We Remember

We remember the 168 victims (149 adults and 19 children), the survivors, and their families of the Oklahoma City Bombing at 9:02 am on April 19, 1995. Our prayers go out for you. If you are ever passing through town, please stop and visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial. It will be worth your time. […]

Spring Break Weather

Our esteemed state leaders decreed that every school in Oklahoma will have spring break at the same time, that is, during the third week of March. As the weather would have it, we have had four days straight of rain and gray skies with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. Today, the last official day […]

Spring is Here

Looks like spring is here in central Oklahoma. The dogwood trees started blooming two or three days ago. Many types of grasses have greened up. And today, I noticed that first hint of green on a lot of the trees. Although the skies were gray today (and despite the news of the war), my heart […]