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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Hot Summer Nights – Ron Page

Hot Summer Nights By Ron Page As we grow older, we see patterns playing out over the decades and come to understand some of the reasons why things are the way they are. This includes the why of major cultural shifts as well as where Uncle Charlie was during those three years of absence. We […]

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Literary Landmarks in Oklahoma- Susan McVey

Literary Landmarks in Oklahoma – Susan McVey For many of us summer equates to family vacations. When I was growing up, those vacations were road trips in the family car. On long trips, my father liked to make the drive educational, which translated into stopping at historical landmarks along the way. We would dutifully stop, […]

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Welcome from President Tom Phillips

What a privilege and honor it is for me to serve as the president of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club for the 2018-19 term. This venerable club was founded in 1910 with 19 members. It was the 29th Rotary Club established in the world. Today, among more than 35,000 clubs, it is one of the […]

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Living with the Bomb – Dick Hefton

LIVING WITH THE BOMB – Dick Hefton Target weather reported CLEAR! The A/C (aircraft commander) of “Dimples 82” decides to gun it for the primary target and sets the auto-pilot on “Cruise Climb” to level at 31,000 feet, speed 328 MPH, for final vector to the target. The sun was rising that morning, August 6 […]

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Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton

  Interview with President Ellen – Emily Stratton Recently, I sat down with Ellen Fleming to talk about her 2017-2018 year as president of our Oklahoma City Rotary Club. I know you will enjoy her responses to my questions as much as I did.     What was your favorite Rotary moment? When I became […]

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Dr. Bob’s Pipe Dream – Ted Streuli

Dr. Bob’s pipe dream by Ted Streuli Dr. Bob has a pipe dream. Dr. Bob, in case you just moved to Oklahoma, is Bob Blackburn, who heads the Oklahoma State Historical Society. And he’s excited because with a little wrangling, he found a way to get $500,000 for an organ restoration. And not just any […]

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See America First – Pat Rooney

See America First by Pat Rooney Remember the old admonition to “See America First?” Given to encourage us to see our country first before traipsing off to some other part of the globe. Lots of history here, they said. Scenic national parks, famous battlefields, beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, sun and sand, the whole bit right […]

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Rule of Law IV – John Frost

Rule of Law, IV The Great American Experiment – John Frost (This is the fourth in a series dealing with fundamental concepts underlying the Rule of Law as applied to the American Experiment in governance. The previous installments dealt with Joseph Raz and his concepts of “social justice” and “moral pluralism.” Now observations on the […]

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Fourteen Flags Over Oklahoma – Leonard Sullivan

  FOURTEEN FLAGS OVER OKLAHOMA I have a beautiful plaque in my office showing the fourteen flags that have flown over our state which provides a snapshot of our state’s history. The first flag in 1541 was the Royal Standard of Spain. Next, in 1663 came the Union Jack of Great Britain. Third came the […]

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