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Boxes Within Boxes Within Boxes - Really!

It must be getting close to Christmas ... or something like that. And, no, I haven't seen hide nor hair of Santa Claus or Rudolph his red-nosed...

 

God Did Something About It, And You're It!

Something popped up on my Facebook time-hop the other day that shows me that God has a sense of humor. Three years ago I posted: "When people ask "How...

 

Senate Review

On Nov. 1, Oklahoma launched the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program, the first of its kind in the nation. Overseen by the District...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

Hopefully, you are steeped in the joyful holiday experience with shopping, decorating, parties, programs, light displays, family, and cooking. The cen...

 

Noodles The Wonder(full) Dog Ready To Roll

The Better Half and I are gearing up for our big adventure to begin the new year. We built our camper van, Clara Belle, for primitive camping (aka...

 

What's Your Favorite Christmas Tree?

What is your favorite Christmas tree? Do you have a favorite? Is it one of the big city trees like in Times Square or something smaller or simpler? Is it a themed tree or a hodge-podge? Is it full and...

 

Maybe Nature Will Give Us A Break

This just doesn’t seem to be our year for good viewing nights! Even the annual Okie-Tex Star Party was a bust. As I sit and write the December article, we are waiting on another weather front that...

 

Senate Review

It’s exciting times for education in Oklahoma. Teachers, education staff, parents and supporters took incredible initiative this year. As the saying goes, you can’t just talk the talk, you have...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! My family met in Tulsa in the home of my son, Dr. Anthony Haney, and wife Laura and their three children. We have so much to be...

 

She Won't Make The Same Mistake Again

If there was ever any doubt about my sanity, last Thanksgiving set it in concrete. I did something I've never done before, and will never do again. I...

 

Kindness Is The Greatest Lesson Of The Cruise

There are lots of stories to tell about our two-week cruise to the Panama Canal and back, but there was a single great lesson learned during that...

 

Senate Review

Voters complained for years there was not a significant difference between the Democratic and the Republican political parties. The examination of...

 

District 5 Flip Was Not A Total Surprise

Gloria and I were lazily cruising along the accessible northern coasts of South America and in and out of the Panama Canal when our fellow voters back home delivered a shock by ousting Rep. Steve...

 

A Primer On The State's Voting Process

Since the election, many have asked me for an explanation of the politics within the voting process. There are 1,951 precincts in Oklahoma’s 77 counties and each registered voter is designated a...

 

Capitol Report

By State Rep. Josh Cockroft To the wonderful people of House District 27:  This is my final column I will be writing to you. By the time you read this on Thursday, I will no longer be your State...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

We are having beautiful fall weather. The trees around the Center are lovely colors of yellows, oranges, greens, browns, and reds. Usually we are not blessed with these glorious views. That is one...

 

The Most Beautiful Heartache

When most people think of loss and grief it’s of a loved one they have lost; a Mom, a Dad, a grandma, or granddad, sister, brother, or close friend. Sometimes it’s the loss of a child taken far be...

 

Invasion of the Ladybug Imposters

We finally moved into our Little House. It rained the first week, but then the sun broke through the clouds and insects swarmed in the waning warmth of early fall. Honey-bees drunkenly buzzed around...

 

Senate Review

After months of political campaigns, the November 6, 2018 election has finally arrived. And, for most Oklahomans, this election didn’t come soon enough! Despite its many flaws, our constitutional...

 

Life Plan: A Twisted Hypothesis

I have always been a planner. Planning is what I am good at. Without a plan I feel uneasy, stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Without a plan I lack control. I lack perfection. Like many of you I...

 

Vitamins and Candy; Politics and Crafts

The Golden Age Center was decked out for Halloween! We had lots of spooky characters show up for our costume party on the 31st. Lunch included Spanish rice and black beans and a sack of “treats....

 

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