Comfort and Joy

Comfort and joy. by Emily Lang That’s my mantra this holiday season, and I’m finding it all around me. There’s the obvious comfort that comes from the love of family and friends, and the joy I take from bearing witness to a holiday seasons of firsts for my youngest nephews. There’s the joy of holiday […]

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Panama and the Joys of Rotary

Panama and the Joys of Rotary – Dennis Shockley In 2017 my wife Janet and I attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. While there I met and visited with the then President of the Panama City, Panama Rotary Club, Jovito Salceda. Many of you may recall Club 29 partnered with their club on a […]

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Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table

Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table by Ted Streuli It would be fun to eavesdrop on other people’s Thanksgiving dinners. Someone always suggests that you go around the table and tell others what you’re thankful for, a tradition that no one at the table is thankful for in the slightest. One year, we tried to […]

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Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy

Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy By Tim Berney   The entryway table in the house I grew up in was more like a fancy cabinet. I recall the first time that I opened the doors to it when I was about six years old. Inside the dark chamber, wrapped in light blue plastic similar to […]

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Reflections on the Road

REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD Paul Moore   The first time I retired was in May 2012.  We were living in Los Angeles, and I had completed 41 years as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America.  I had been diagnosed with an extremely rare illness that was life-threatening, and I knew that to fight […]

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Rotary Club 29 President and Okla. Hall of Famer

A ROTARY #29 PRESIDENT, the ONLY TWO – TIME “OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAMER!” Walter M. Harrison was our thirteenth president, (1922-23). “Skipper,” as he was known fondly in news circles nationally, and in what would come to be thirty-years editor of the Daily Oklahoman & Times, which made him an easy choice for the fledgling […]

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One Gracious Act

One Gracious Act by Ted Streuli I can be a little old school when it comes to media. I read The New York Times online, as well as The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The Edmond Sun, but I also read the Sun in print. And while I read Presbyterians […]

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Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire by John Frost It seems the country is suffering an identity crisis when it comes to economics.  What kind of economic system do we have?  What should we have?  What are the choices worldwide?  What has worked and what has failed?  I think I am safe in saying that no one economic system is […]

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Old School

Old School by Leonard Sullivan I am thankful I attended school in the era when it was safe, educational, disciplined, fun, and preparatory for life. There were no security devices, rather a teacher was at the front door on rainy days to insure everyone scraped the mud and manure off their boots and shoes before […]

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Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development?

Coming Paradigm Shift in OKC Community/Economic Development? Bart Binning, Ed. D.   We are, it is suspected, entering a new paradigm when evaluating the public assistance needed to support economic development; in the future we will look at the more overarching-concept of community re-development rather than the narrow-focused concept of economic re-development.  This new paradigm […]

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The Scissortail Paradigm

The Scissortail Paradigm By Ron Page The Scissortail Park may impact our community in more ways than we could have imagined. Yes, it helps tie the north and south sides of the city together, and yes, it gives people in the inner city a “place to go”, and, yes, it is a feather in our […]

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The Long Game

The Long Game by Pat Rooney As the Thunder’s season opener approaches, it is important to remember where the team came from, what is has been, and most importantly what it can be.  There is, naturally, some trepidation among the faithful as to what this season holds for us.  The trades of George and Westbrook […]

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