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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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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