Spring Thaw

Spring Thaw By Ron Page In past years I have written about my childhood in the 1950’s on our farm in northern Illinois, very near the Wisconsin border. What I never mentioned was our spring thaw, an issue in places where the ground remains frozen solid during the winter months. In our county, soil freezes […]

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Beyond the Hype (again)

Beyond the Hype (again) by Pat Rooney While in San Francisco recently, I noticed billboards advertising generative-AI products.  And while that information itself is not a bad thing, I couldn’t help but think back to the crypto craze and all the advertising schemes surrounding that nascent product.  Generative-AI is indeed the next big thing.  As […]

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The Acorn and Oak of Rotary

The Acorn and Oak of Rotary Jim Priest  As Autumn arrives we look amazed at the trees and the change in Fall foliage.  Among those trees are oaks, each of which started as a tiny acorn. Season, after season, the growing tree stands tall. A brand new life, from an acorn grew, that mighty oak […]

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For all seasons: Service above self, in word and deed

For all seasons: Service above self, in word and deed by Charlie Price Rotarians everywhere know the value of community service. Since joining Rotary, I have observed the power of words fulfilled through action. Civic principles are not philosophical concepts for Club 29; instead, we put theory into practice, and I suspect that is the […]

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In pickleball or leadership, don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball

In pickleball or leadership, don’t forget to keep your eye on the ball by Julie Bisbee Pickleball is a curious sport. It’s a jumble of several sports with a set of unique rules. The origin of the sport dates back to the 1960s when the game was cobbled together using a badminton court, ping pong paddles […]

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Join or Die

Join or Die by Byron Jackson The non-profit agency, Possibilities, Inc., and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently partnered to show the documentary film, Join or Die at the Yale Event Center.  Join or Die, one of Dead Center Film Festival’s 2023 featured documentaries, is a film about why you should join a club and why the fate […]

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Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? by Paul Moore   Several years ago, our meeting agendas included the recitation of The Four-Way Test.  I have always appreciated this ethical guide and thought I’d share some thoughts on one of the four points.  “Of the things we think, say, or do – Will it build […]

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A New Era of Psychedelics – Opening our minds to what’s possible in clinical settings

A New Era of Psychedelics Opening our minds to what’s possible in clinical settings by Louisa McCune Back in the 1980s, during my high-school years in Enid, I read a few memoirs that have had a lasting effect on me. One, Is That It?, is by Irishman Bob Geldof (b. 1951), creator of the epic […]

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What would Jimmy Buffett do? Life’s best moments are filled with music and memory, if only we make time

What would Jimmy Buffett do? Life’s best moments are filled with music and memory, if only we make time. by Emily Lang The recent passing of Jimmy Buffett has me thinking a lot about music, memories and making space for spontaneous moments – something that’s hard amid my daily hustle. I grew up in a […]

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Another Oklahoma WWII Hero

Another Oklahoma WWII Hero by Dick Hefton In a “Reflection” last year, I related the story of the 15-year-old neighbor, Guy Fuller (the one who laid on me the shocking news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.) shortly thereafter, Fuller left for combat till wars end, a hero fighting in some […]

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Rotary Taught Me Things I did not Know I Needed to Know

Rotary Taught Me Things I did not Know I Needed to Know by Franci Hart Ugh! What could be more boring than a program on the Amazon distribution system. I was fully prepared to leave early when this program was announced. And I am so glad I did not. Instead, I was fascinated by the […]

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A Cog in the Wheel of Rotary

A Cog in the Wheel of Rotary by Vered Harris When I attended my first Rotary orientation in 2013 I remember watching a video that welcomed us as “cogs in the wheel of Rotary.” To be fair, maybe it said that we were not just cogs in the wheel of Rotary and I only tuned […]

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