This weekend, I celebrated my sixtieth birthday surrounded by friends and family. If you had told me I would be doing so weeks earlier, I wouldn’t have believed you. But thanks to an accelerating COVID-19 vaccination rollout, everyone had had at least one of the two-dose vaccines, with most of us having received both. My wonderful sister Kim V.… Read More …
On Valentine’s Day, 2021, a massive winter storm pushed across the central and southern US plains, plunging temperatures to record-breaking lows and dumping significant snow over the affected areas. In the ensuing days, grid operators enacted rolling blackouts and power outages affected millions of Oklahoma and Texas residents. All 254 Texas counties were affected. The temperature at… Read More …
Between 2018 and 2019 I did some horsetrading and upgraded my Hasselblad 500c/m to a 503cx. I also acquired a
A pair of Oklahoma’s premier songwriters sharing a stage should draw a crowd. But if it’s Monday night the week before finals in a university town, maybe not.
In 1957 a young architect named Herb Greene returned to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, to teach. Working alongside his former professor modernist Bruce Goff and others, he helped develop the American School of architecture.
My friend RT Valine and his wife Jackie were visiting the Bureau one evening and we got to discussing food and cooking. The Valines live in rural Allen, Oklahoma. When the conditions are right, they have access to wild morel mushrooms.
My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT compilation. During the summer break, my neighbor’s teenage daughter and her friend used to hang out in my living room and spin CDs on my hi-fi. One day she brought over Dark Was the Night, the fifteenth entry in the RED + HOT series.
It’s been years since the Dollyrots played Oklahoma City. But fortune finally favored the city’s denizens: last April they opened for Bowling for Soup
I took the same medium format gear to the Pastures of Plenty backstage as I had on Thursday and Friday. I’ve already written about the facilities improvements to the outdoor venue. Unless you care to read about them, I
I took the same medium format gear backstage to the Pastures of Plenty as I had on Thursday. I’ve already written extensively about the fantastic facilities improvements […]