In Rome I found the Borghese Gardens

In Rome I found the Borghese Gardens

Rome was like a big beautiful breath of fresh air after leaving Naples.At first sight I could tell that this was the Italy I had pictured in my daydre...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Dad’s is a drive-thru, not a drive-in

Dad’s is a drive-thru, not a drive-in

I’m constantly told not to worry about what other people think.I know I go overboard trying not to offend anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Muskogee PhoenixSentencing reform real issuestate lawmakers must addressState lawmakers not only failed to deal with the state’s budget crisis, ...

June 18th, 2017 |  


God is unity in plurality, community, diversity

God is unity in plurality, community, diversity

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching t...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Facility improvements biggest ticket items in capital budget

Facility improvements biggest ticket items in capital budget

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Matt Moran, the publisher of the Altus Times.Moran, Mayor Jack Smiley, City Manager Janice Cain, Park Sup...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Since I cannot change the wind, I must adjust my sails

Since I cannot change the wind, I must adjust my sails

I knew it was the beginning of the summer season when I was reminded again this year of my first impression of downtown Altus last year.A blast of hot...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Many places to volunteer in Frederick

Many places to volunteer in Frederick

Let me take a moment to tell you about our Adopt-A-Sidewalk or AAS program in case you haven’t heard.We are geared up and underway with this pro...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Living the life of Riley

Living the life of Riley

When my dad was stationed in Naples, Italy, he had a tour of duty in Sicily. Below is an excerpt from my yet to be finished book, “Homesick Sail...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Make out with a Margherita Pizza

Make out with a Margherita Pizza

My first stop in Naples, of course, was to sit down and enjoy my first Italian meal.I had read just about enough reviews about all the fabulous pizza ...

June 12th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Enid News and EaglePay hike needed to avoidthe teacher brain drainIf Oklahomans needed another reason to dislike Texas, the rival state just hired awa...

June 11th, 2017 |