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  • Remembering Our Heroes!

    Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial start of summer. A time when our thoughts naturally turn to long, restful days at the lake, cookouts with friends and neighbors, pool parties, and family vacations. It is also an opportunity for many major retailers to promote special “Memorial Day” sales. Today’s Tulsa World included circulars for […]

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  • Extraordinary Moments

    “You’re gonna miss this You’re gonna want this back You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast These are some good times So take a good look around You may not know it now But you’re gonna miss this.” ~ Trace Adkins, 2007 ************************************************* As the number of my tomorrows becomes increasingly fewer […]

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  • Oh Crap! What Have We Done?

    May 12, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY—According to bewildered and contrite legislators, a major budgetary mix-up this week inadvertently provided the state’s public schools with enough funding and resources to properly educate Oklahoma’s children in the upcoming fiscal year. A spokesperson for Senate Pro Temp Mike Schulz’s office reported that as a result of a clerical error, […]

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  • In My America …

    In my America … Not all children are worthy of an education. Therefore, we must resist the zealots who distort the truth and ignorantly proclaim America is better for being a nation of immigrants. After 240 years, it should be evident to us all. If you are not white, European, and from a Judeo-Christian tradition, […]

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  • The 2017 Oklahoma Teacher Draft

    April 30, 2017 Welcome to Tulsa’s News Channel 6 coverage of the 2017 teacher draft. We now take you to our chief education reporter, Roger Stone, to join the program in progress … Good evening, Oklahoma. I’m Roger Stone.  I am pleased to be joined tonight by education analyst and professor, Dr. Paula Davis, from the […]

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  • Nobody Does it Better

    “Nobody does it better Makes me feel sad for the rest Nobody does it half as good as you Baby, you’re the best” ~ Carly Simon, 1977 We have all become accustomed to politicians making bold claims and promises or using hyperbole and artful “fact selection” to bolster their image or reputation. While there have […]

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  • The Wrong Medicine

    If you brought your coughing baby to your small town doctor a hundred years ago, it’s quite possible he would have sent you down to the local apothecary to purchase a bottle of One Night Cough Syrup. The Doc’s advice: “Just give your baby a half teaspoon of this elixir and he’ll be sleeping like […]

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  • Hugging A Porcupine

    He is ours. He was ours when he arrived in kindergarten thirteen years ago – precocious, curious, and bursting with spirit. His blue plaid shirt brought out the tint of his eyes and his bountiful smile brought joy to those around him. He was smart, impish, naturally clever, and full of promise. He was five. […]

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