Author Archives: Granger Meador

About Granger Meador

I enjoy day hikes, photography, podcasts, reading, web design, and technology. My wife Wendy and I work in the Bartlesville Public Schools in northeast Oklahoma, but this blog is outside the scope of our employment.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

May 27, 2019 The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear. So wrote John Singer, a deaf-mute, in a letter he never sent, to his best friend, a fellow deaf-mute who was illiterate, dumb, selfish, and uncaring. … Continue reading

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Beautiful glasswork in the service of science

If you have ever pressed a flower in a book or observed a diaphanous jellyfish, you can grasp the difficulty of preserving their fragile beauty for later study. This is the story of a Czech/German glassworker and his son who, … Continue reading

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Our South Central Vacay

March 20-22, 2019 | Slideshow | Photo Album Our 2019 Spring Break included a brief vacay down in South Central. Not a vacation to LA’s South Central, mind you, but instead to south central Oklahoma, with two stops in Shawnee … Continue reading

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Breaktime in Branson

January 6, 2019 | Slideshow | Photo Album For our Winter Break of 2018, Wendy and I opted to return to Branson for a few days after Christmas. The first semester of this school year was never a dull moment, … Continue reading

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iPads as televisions and a desktop computer DVR

December 23, 2018 I canceled my cable television subscription in early 2008. But, like most so-called cordcutters, I didn’t actually cut any cords. I retained what was then 5 megabit/second internet service over the same cable that had been providing television … Continue reading

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Treasures in my net

December 8, 2018 When I cast my net out into the world wide web, sometimes I see the welcome gleam of bits of treasure amidst the accumulated flotsam and jetsam. Facebook and other social media are polluted by poisonous politics, … Continue reading

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Climate controls

November 18, 2018 & UPDATED November 24, 2018 I’ve had climate on my mind this fall, since it played a role in three minor home improvement projects at Meador Manor. The workroom now has an exhaust fan, the faded portions … Continue reading

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