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Can we be hopeful in the wake of the storm?

May 3, 2020 “I must confess that I found myself almost hopeless in the wake of the storm.” So wrote Dr. J.C. Taylor, the health officer of Rogers County, Oklahoma, of his feelings after the 1918 flu pandemic. What lessons … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes

In travels over the years with my father, on my own, and now with Wendy, I have repeatedly encountered remnants of the Fred Harvey company. It was a chain of restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality businesses alongside the Santa Fe … Continue reading

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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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A Manor for Two Meadors

April 5, 2016 The Manor That Is Not I’ve always referred to my abode in Bartlesville as Meador Manor, but the name is simply alliterative fun, since my property is hardly a manor. A typical English medieval manor estate was 1,500 … Continue reading

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Tech Transitions Part 1: Analog to Digital

January 17, 2015 My experience is that my habits lag, sometimes considerably, behind the relentless improvements in technology in which I am immersed. As one of the the long-time experts in computer technology in my school district, I provide a … Continue reading

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Why I switched to a dictionary that is over 100 years old

May 30, 2014 Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing led me to a great blog post by James Somers about the mellifluous language found in very old editions of the famous Webster’s dictionary. He cites how the default dictionaries on the Kindle and … Continue reading

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Day 8, July Escape 2013: Walsenburg

Trip Date: July 17, 2013 Mesa Verde was our last big tourism day; we’d spend the next two days in transit back home, with a pleasant stop in Walsenburg highlighting Day 8. DAY 8: WALSENBURG Hot Air Balloons My day … Continue reading

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