Category Archives: politics

THANK YOU, Bartlesville

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 UPDATE: The bond issue passed overwhelmingly by 76% to 24%! Thank you to the many community leaders and volunteers who pulled together to make this happen, and thanks most of all to the voters who turned out … Continue reading

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The November 2012 Election

October 27, 2017 I’m not posting this to tell you how to vote in a couple of weeks, but I will share how I’ll be voting and some of the links are interesting ways to find out more about the … Continue reading

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I’m Voting YES on June 26

June 6, 2012 I’m planning to be in town on Tuesday, June 26 so that I can vote YES on the city’s four bond issue propositions. The five-year $15 million bond issue keeps the city’s portion of our property tax … Continue reading

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Generation Gaps

I was interested to read a new study from the Pew Research Center about U.S. generations and their political views. Here are the generational groupings the study used: Generation Birth Years Millenials 1981-1993 Generation X 1965-1980 Baby Boomer 1946-1964 Silent … Continue reading

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Our National Anthems

We have trouble with national anthems. Before The Star Spangled Banner was declared the national anthem by Congress and Hoover in 1931, the country used Hail Columbia, which was composed in 1789 for George Washington’s inauguration. It is now used … Continue reading

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Bartlesville: A Mixture of Stability and Change

I began teaching in Bartlesville 22 years ago, moving here at age 23 for my first teaching position, one I’ve yet to relinquish. In many ways Bartlesville has changed little over those decades, but in other ways changes are quite … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

April 1, 2011: Oklahoma Governor Fallin’s budget for fiscal year 2011 called for cuts in common education to be limited to 3%. But legislative leaders have indicated that some bond proposals made in Governor Fallin’s budget will not be accepted … Continue reading

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