Posts Tagged Oklahoma


I Chickened Out

I have managed to dodge the Chicken Bullet for 27 years now. The Missus loves chickens.  Happy childhood memories and all that. But she is increasingly determined to have chickens.  And she is a force to be reckoned with. Which took us to the Kumeu Showgrounds at the weekend. I knew we were 10,000 miles […]

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Death of Debbie

Awhile back, Facebook brought news of the death of Debbie, a sweet girl I went to grade school with back in the Sixties. And it brought back a few vivid memories. The brain is a funny old thing. Debbie’s twin brother, Glen, was a friend of mine at Cleveland Elementary School in Norman. As I […]

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On Aqua-Net, DDT and Being a Tortured Little Brother

Being a little brother in the sixties was hard. I mean, there you were, minding your own business, after spending maybe 16 hours outside in the brutal summer Oklahoma sun. Riding bikes. Playing “skateboards of death”. A bit of football. Some wiffle ball, basketball, tree-climbing and high jumping.  Maybe digging in the Edwards’ backyard “Hole […]

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Square Hands DNA, But My Okie Pride Was Awhile in Coming

It’s always been cool to be “Sooner born and Sooner bred”, at least on the football field. (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Selmon). But as for being from Oklahoma, well, that was a different story.  I left Oklahoma when I was 20. And except for occasional short visits, I stayed gone, long gone — Texas, […]

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Monster Snow Lizard hits Oklahoma

If WKRP was broadcasting live from Oklahoma, Les Nessman would be providing up-to-the-minute weather coverage about the Monster Lizard set to destroy the Sooner State.

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Top 10 Reasons to Kiss a Pig. Or a Hog. We are not picky.

10 reasons to kiss a pig. And more. Go on…

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Blowin’ in the wind, and missing thunder boomers

I thought it was a dog.  Or a kid. It just blasted across the road, right to left.  The car in front had to slam on its brakes to miss it. Turns out, it was a big box moving at high velocity, powered by blustery winds. It reminded me of one of the things that […]

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