Posts Tagged Sooner born and Sooner bred


After Decades Away, the Moore Tornado Stirs My Oklahoma DNA

  The longer you live overseas, the less you feel tethered to the American mothership. 2020 marks the 30th year I’ve been overseas, 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 […]

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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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‘Boomer Sooner!’ Totally stupid unless you bleed red

Boomer Sooner! Yep, it sounds totally stupid, unless you are an Oklahoma University football fan and bleed red. And the fight song? The one that says “Boomer Sooner” about eleventy gillion times? Totally stupid. Unless you are, and I quote, “Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I’ll be Sooner dead.” In which […]

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