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Pandemic Pastimes

December 5, 2020 Wendy and I are concluding the ninth month of a contracted lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. I expect we face at least six more months of daily masking, distancing, and hand hygiene at work. We’re probably going … Continue reading

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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┬áMeador 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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