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April 10, 2018
Google Comes to Pryor, Oklahoma
Since retiring to a small Oklahoma town, such as the one I grew up in,...
January 11, 2018
The Osage Murders
We often say of a good book that "I couldn't put it down," a hyperbole...
December 14, 2017
The “Yellow Dog” Political Fallacy
Republican Roy Moore lost the senate race to liberal Democrat Doug Jones in deeply conservative...
December 16, 2016
Small Oklahoma town thwarts OPEC
Cushing, Oklahoma, is a town of about 7,000 close to where we live. What makes...
August 05, 2016
Oklahoma feels better now
While the rest of the country was celebrating the 4th of July, my state of...
July 05, 2016
Kevin Durant breaks Oklahoma’s heart
A pall was cast over the state of Oklahoma as everyone was celebrating the 4th...
March 03, 2016
Oklahoma gets Bob Dylan archives
Bob Dylan's archives will be housed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, near the Woody Guthrie museum. An...
January 08, 2016
I was watching TV around 10:30 on Wednesday night when I thought one of grandkids--we...
September 04, 2015
A reporter transplanted from Chicago to work on the Daily Oklahoman who cares nothing for...
September 29, 2014
ISIL-style beheadings come to America
A recent Muslim convert, angry because he had been fired, beheaded a 54-year-old woman and...
August 15, 2014
Oklahoma City’s Black Mass
My native Oklahoma is a conservative state, and yet the city manager of Oklahoma City...
January 13, 2014
The real Osage County
I grew up in northern Oklahoma, so I've been noting with bemusement how Osage County...
July 29, 2013
The Tulsa Sound
J. J. Cale died, the musician and songwriter responsible with Leon Russell for developing the...
June 05, 2013
The tornado set a record
One of the tornadoes that hit the Oklahoma City area on Friday was the widest...
June 03, 2013
Oklahoma City and surrounding communities were struck by multiple tornadoes Friday night, killing nine people. ...
May 21, 2013
Tornado destroys Moore, OK. Again.
Growing up in Oklahoma, in tornado alley, I remember hearing that tornadoes, like lightning, never...
April 16, 2013
Maria Tallchief died. perhaps the best-known American dancer in the field of ballet. I confess...
October 22, 2012
OK, now it's a depression
The Dust Bowl has returned to my native Oklahoma. A huge dust storm hit Blackwell,...
June 07, 2012
The Thunder rolls
As I have confessed in this space, I have pretty much stopped watching basketball, due...
May 25, 2012
Harvard’s Cherokee professor
George Will sums up how Elizabeth Warren and her Ivy League universities played the diversity...
April 16, 2012
Tornado hits my old stomping ground
I was born in Alva, Oklahoma. I have memories of going to Woodward, the biggest...
March 12, 2012
I blogged earlier about the political beliefs that characterize my beloved natal state of Oklahoma. ...
March 05, 2012
Oklahoma and the “conservative life”
Last Thursday the Washington Post had a big feature article--on the front page, no less--about...
February 02, 2012
Anti-fetal cannibalism bill
Oklahoma has a history of passing laws against things that don't exist--such as Shari'a law being...
January 17, 2012
If they can’t pass the test, get rid of the test
For all that I love my native Oklahoma, education is not one of its strong...
November 11, 2011
Can natural gas ignite the economy?
New technology is unlocking vast amounts of natural gas in the United States, enough to...
September 15, 2011
I grew up in northeast Oklahoma: Cherokee country. Many of my African-American friends growing up...
April 22, 2011
Good Friday conjunctions
This year Good Friday falls on April 22, which is also the new environmentalist holiday...
October 13, 2010
The reverse Okie syndrome
During the Great Depression, thousands of Okies left the dust bowl that was the Sooner...
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