Category Archives: My Okie Past and Present

A Blog Interview


Writer friend Tammy Bowers recently interviewed me on her blog re my recently released historical novel. A great new read, Daughter of the Cimarron June 18, 2015Uncategorized One great thing about long plane rides is lots of reading time.  I just finished … Continue reading

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When Government Doesn’t Make Sense


Since our three kids live hundreds of miles apart from us and one another, our gatherings are often complicated to organize but always special for our family. Our older son lives in Jackson, WY, so months ago, we massaged our … Continue reading

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Can You Really Go Back Home Again?


Thomas Wolfe said it: You can’t go home again. My immediate answer is “Oh, yes I can.” But what is home? Maybe he was right. Home is not the town where I went to high school—a town so small they’ve … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth of June


My friend and pastor, Ken Baker, called a couple hours ago to tell me that Nancy, from our church, had passed away. Just in her early sixties, her affliction defied diagnosis but she went quickly. Knowing how close their neighborhood … Continue reading

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Of Storms and Scandals


  News of scandal continues, interrupted only by the Moore, Oklahoma tornado that damaged or destroyed 13,000 homes and took dozens of lives. Some politicians and media people have been oblivious to the suffering and tried to politicize the tragedy; then … Continue reading

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Remembering Mama


130509—Mother’s Day Mother’s Day. My mom has been gone twelve years—she died fifty years to the month after we lost Dad. We three boys still talk about her—we laugh, mostly. She was that kind of gal. I was glad that … Continue reading

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Another Story About FLW


One of my favorite bloggers is thepracticalhistorian. Google that (no spaces) and you’ll find Sarah Angleton’s lighthearted take on some aspect of history. Her latest posting discusses the awarding of the architectural commission for The Gateway Arch, in St. Louis. … Continue reading

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