The Beginning of Truth

Continuation of Observations on the Elements of The Rotary Four Way Test:  Is It the Truth? – John A. Frost The inspired ethical standard of The Rotary Club embodied in The Four Way Test opens up a path to discovery and revelation.  I have dwelled on the notion of “Truth” my entire adult life.  I have […]

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Where Are The Stars?

Whatever happened to real movie stars?  Mostly, due to my age, I have pre-conditioned expectations of a movie star, regarding looks, speech, acting ability and dressing habits. Is there a John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, Bert Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, James Garner, Dale Robertson, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Tony […]

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Foundations of Democracy (Part 1)

– Bart Binning, Ed.D.  The Arab Spring has come and gone, with the hope for democracy in many of those lands being replaced with ISIL’s Caliphate, whose objectives seem to be very anti-democratic.  Why do we lose this opportunity?  I would submit that we have lost sight of what makes democracy work, and therefore don’t […]

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Quality Matters

Cathy O’Connor By now we all probably know which New Year’s resolutions we are truly going to keep and which didn’t make it. The list more than likely contained two of my favorites, lose weight and get back (as if you ever were) in shape. I hope all of you also included and left on […]

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Oklahoma City More Than its Downtown

Cathy O’Connor Downtown Oklahoma City’s renaissance receives much of our attention thanks to MAPS, TIF districts and the many other developments that make up OKC’s core. What goes on across the rest of the metro can sometimes get lost in our day-to-day discussion. However, these developments outside of downtown represent an incredibly important part of […]

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Experience History

Pat Rooney “Experience History” 2.3.15 “The only new thing in the world is the history you don’t know.” Harry S. Truman This quote struck home as I recently picked up the classic book about the history of Texas called Lone Star by T. R. Fehrenbach. At the encouragement of my son who was singing the book’s […]

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Service Above Self

By Ron Page Rotary, as an organization, demonstrates “Service Above Self” every day in our ongoing support of countless efforts targeting social and health issues locally and world-wide. But, as individuals, Rotarians perform those little acts that say “Service Above Self” in a more subtle way: returning phone calls promptly in spite of a busy […]

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Investing in Human Capital

Paul Moore “Investing in Human Capital” – 1.20.15 Over the years since I first started reading them in 1992, Rotary News columns have often been excellent. Some offered wonderful insights into the lives and thoughts of fellow club members; others intrigued me with ideas and observations about our city, state, nation, and world. I hope […]

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Thoughts on making the New Year a Better One

– Susan McVey The end of one calendar year and the beginning of another lends itself to reflection, review, forecasts, resolutions, and the launching of new initiatives. Many of us have probably engaged in at least one or more of these during the last few days. In fact, if we were to share our lists, we […]

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Usually, It’s Tribalism that Matters

Bart Binning, Ed.D.  “Usually, It’s Tribalism that Matters” – 11.18.14 There is neural evidence that humans interact with each other based on a tribal paradigm. Research by Robin Dunbar, Peter Killworth, and H. Russell Bernard suggest that the human brain can effectively interact with between 150 and 290 individuals. Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point […]

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Ebola and the Quarantine Quandary

Stephen Prescott, M.D.  “Ebola and the Quarantine Quandary”  Like Oklahoma’s weather, the news on Ebola changes quickly. Between the time I write this article and the time you are reading it, the story about this global health crisis will no doubt have moved in many new directions. Still, I feel confident that at least one […]

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A Rotarian Fighting For A Rotarian

Mike Turpen  “A Rotarian Fighting For A Rotarian”  Of course, it’s no secret to anyone reading these words that I’m a Democrat. But I’ve always tried to approach my job from the perspective of what’s right and what’s wrong. A case in point, I believe, goes back to 2001, when Oklahoma’s two Republican senators, Jim […]

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