What it’s really like in civil service

What it’s really like in civil service

I like to think of my life as a never-ending book of stories and adventures.Recently I spent a few chapters waitressing and bartending as a civilian a...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


The harvest has arrived

The harvest has arrived

Here around Southwestern Oklahoma, the wheat harvest is just getting underway.Trucks and combines will be running many long hours without much of a br...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Positive attitude is contagious

Positive attitude is contagious

I have these two friends that I’ve gotten to know over the past couple of years.They are both a few years younger than I am, but wise beyond the...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Not every situation is a playtime

Not every situation is a playtime

I’m trying to figure out when it became OK for children to misbehave in public.When I was a child, if I acted the way so many children acted at ...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Tulsa WorldDeportation of non-Englishspeaking children outrageousGood Lord, Rep. Ritze!Rep. Mike Ritze, long known as one of the most conservative Rep...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Deal with conflict by working it out

Deal with conflict by working it out

“Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Careful what you wish for because it might just go sideways

Careful what you wish for because it might just go sideways

This is a great time of year to do spring cleaning.I often go through old boxes of stuff I’ve been saving — much I’ve forgotten abou...

May 20th, 2017 |  


City needs to take more action on parks

City needs to take more action on parks

At the last city council meeting, a vote passed to add new mulch to the Imagination Station playground. I applaud the council and the parks and recrea...

May 20th, 2017 |  


We all have pet peeves

We all have pet peeves

We all have pet peeves. Things that, as my 14-year-old daughter says, really grinds our gears.My pet peeves for a while now happen to come in the form...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Local airmen explore ‘Coors Mountain’

Local airmen explore ‘Coors Mountain’

Working with the airmen on base has been really fun. Very quickly I’ve learned to humor the guys into appreciating Southwest Oklahoma. I quite o...

May 15th, 2017 |