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Say thank you and mean it

How often do you say thank you or good job? I mean really tell someone thank you or good job and be specific about what you mean. I hope it’s a lot. I try my very hardest every day to tell … more

Who’s ready for spring?

Anyone else ready for spring? I hate the heat that comes with summer, but I would gladly take that over the constant up and down weather patterns. Either stay cold, or stay warm. I only like cold … more

Looking Back on 2018

In spite of a highly polarized and partisan political environment in 2018, Congress actually had a surprisingly productive year. On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the … more

Remembering Senn’s country store

Located on the corner approximately eight miles east of Davidson was the very prosperous Senn Cotton Gin and Country Store. Mr. Senn ginned cotton in the southern part of Tillman County for many … more

The one with all the birthdays and a trip to Ireland

I’ve named this year, “The One with All the Birthdays, an anniversary and a Trip to Ireland.” Probably only fans of the TV show “Friends” will get it but that’s … more

Where did customer service go?

It’s been on my mind a lot lately about customer service. I’m not the type of person who goes into a store and keeps my head down so I don’t have to see or talk to anyone. When I go … more

More flying stories

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

The steer dilemma

When I was a senior in high school in Frederick, Oklahoma, my dad and brother purchased 100 head of Louisiana steers, and put them on our family farm northeast of town. The farm had been leased out … more

Little ones of His

Folks, this is a very serious matter to me and ought to be for all of us. I’m talkin’ about our little ones in the womb having an opportunity to live life. Yes, I am talking about … more

Sometimes your children surprise you

As parents, most of us probably wonder on a daily basis if we’re doing right by our children. If we’re teaching them everything they need to know to be successful adults. Sometimes, we … more

What kind of judge?

As a trial judge of many years, I have a great many memories of interesting things which have happened in court proceedings. Many of my close relatives have a favorite among the many stories I have … more

Think of the happy, not the sad

This has been a hard year for my family. Most of you know, but for those who may not, my husband’s father passed away suddenly a year ago today, Feb. 15.Rick was genuinely a wonderful person. … more

Some moments are worth cherishing; others not so much

Being a parent is hard. It’s a job filled with ups and downs and twists and turns, like a wild roller coaster ride. Sometimes you end up upside down hanging on for dear life, just praying you … more

Meeting on a mountain side

I had a column typed and ready to go but I decided to use one of my dad’s stories instead. I make it a general rule not to type when I’m angry or upset about a situation, a rule I wish … more

In the Middle

I have been an attorney licensed in the State of Oklahoma for almost forty years, twenty two of which have been as a district court judge. As I have matured in my career, I have found that the skills … more

The apology

Many important lessons I have learned in life have been rather expensive, either in terms of money or time expended, or by the suffering of great humiliation. I shall attempt to relate a learning … more

Flying lessons

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

What being American means to me

I woke up the other day and decided to check Facebook before heading to work. It’s no secret that I am not a sports fan, but football may be my least favorite of them all. Probably 90 percent … more

Another story from Ireland

My dad’s Ireland trip is on we’re including in his memoirs. He couldn’t wait to tell me all about his trip when he got home.What a wonderful time I had in Ireland.Well, mostly.I … more

Food is the way to the heart

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to cook and bake. One of my earliest and fondest memories is standing on a chair in the kitchen with my dad baking oatmeal cookies. I was about 12 when … more
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