Before There Was Google – Ron Page

Before There Was Google By Ron Page In the 1950’s, our farmhouse and outbuildings in northern Illinois sat along a straight gravel road atop a little drumlin, or whale-shaped hill, left by the glacier. From our somewhat elevated perspective, we had an unobstructed view of the flat nothingness surrounding us – nothingness in the sense […]

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Inaugural Oklahoma Festival Celebrates Books Authors and Readers – Susan McVey

An Inaugural Oklahoma Festival Celebrates Books, Authors, and Readers – Susan McVey Authors, poets, illustrators, and readers of all ages will convene at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on Saturday, October 20 for the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival. More than 50 writers, including national bestselling authors, will be in attendance at the event.  The Book Festival […]

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Streetcars Benefits on OKC Culture- Tim Berney

  Streetcars Benefits on OKC Culture Tim Berney The new streetcar system in Oklahoma City that is scheduled to debut in December is going to mean getting used to a lot of things, not the least of which is sharing the roadway with these giant, futuristic people movers. As a downtown worker, I’ll have a […]

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Yankee Ingenuity – Pat Rooney

Yankee Ingenuity by Pat Rooney   David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers “is a story that resonates with anyone who believes deeply in the power of technology to change lives and the resistance some have to new innovations.”  This quote by Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, sums up the book in a nut shell.  The […]

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Lessons Learned while Fly Fishing – Ann Felton Gilliland

Lessons Learned while Fly Fishing – Ann Felton Gilliland Anyone who knows me understands that my 27-year tenure as CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, which is my life’s passion, can sometimes lead to a singular focus for me – provide additional affordable housing for limited-income Oklahoma families. I was prepared to share with […]

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A Second Chance – Will Beckman

A Second Chance by Will Beckman   This story begins at a summer camp outside Brandon, Vermont. This was my first summer working back east during my high school years. To see the country, I had driven my Dodge Demon throughout the east coast and was now contently working at Twin Lake Camp. Life was […]

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A Perfect Example – John Frost

A Perfect Example by John Frost   The front story:  At a filming of an episode of the BBC television program That’s Life in 1988, a white haired, nearly bald, slightly hunched over old man sat in the front row.  This man was Sir Nicholas George Winton.  The program host, Esther Rantzen, showed a scrapbook […]

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Runoffs Matter!! – Brenda Jones Barwick

Runoffs Matter! By Brenda Jones Barwick, APR Are you out of town on Tuesday and forgot to get your absentee ballot? No worries. You can vote today!  Early voting at the Oklahoma County Election Board, located at 4201 N. Lincoln Blvd., is available on Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; or Saturday from 9:00 […]

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Most Taxes are OK – Leonard Sullivan

MOST TAXES ARE OK   -Leonard Sullivan         We all criticize taxes and government spending.  However, most government spending  such as military, FAA, weekly trash pick-up, police protection, clean water to our front door, streets and highways, state, city and county government, inspected food and drugs are good for all.     […]

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Welcome to Tomorrowland – Ted Streuli

Welcome to Tomorrowland – Ted Streuli There have been two moments of genuine, childlike wonder. One was entering Yosemite valley on a December afternoon and seeing the snow-covered Half Dome and El Capitan and reindeer ice sculptures beneath flocked evergreens. The other was walking into Disneyland. Disneyland was young when I went the first time, […]

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Differences between Professionalism, Certification, Licensure: Why it Matters

The Differences Between Professionalism, Certification, and Licensure: Why it Matters, and the Commercial Real Estate Summit™. Bart Binning, Ed. D. At a time when the Internet, virtual & augmented reality, and mass communication are automating business processes and changing the way we do business, the interpersonal interactions between trusted business stakeholders are becoming increasingly important. Historically, concepts […]

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Public Transit in OKC Continues to Improve

PUBLIC TRANSIT IN OKC CONTINUES TO IMPROVE – Barney Semtner Great cities have great public transit systems. That’s a fact. I have seen many people roll their eyes when we start talking about our own local transit system. The common theme I hear is that it doesn’t go when or where I can use it, […]

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