Posts Tagged Okie

After 20 Years Down Under, the Moore Tornado Stirs Up My Okie DNA

The longer you live overseas, the less you feel tethered to the American mothership. This month, I’ve been overseas for 20 years, and I’ve missed so much. To put this into perspective… I was in New Zealand, half a world away from America, when: — The Murrah Building was bombed — Gulf War II was […]


Okie Pride Awhile in Coming

  It’s always been cool to be “Sooner born and Sooner bred”, at least on a football field. (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Selmon). But as for being from Oklahoma, well, that was a different story. I left Oklahoma as soon as I could. I was 20, I think, when I crossed the Red River […]


Give Me Tornadoes Any Day

An earthquake just whacked Christchurch, which is New Zealand’s second largest city, about 500 miles south of me. Thankfully, no casualties to report, but maybe $2 billion in damage. It all makes me think about relativity and Mother Nature. Growing up in Oklahoma, we spent most fall and spring evenings with the television on, listening […]