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Love trumps hate amidst many losses

2/19/2017 In too many ways 2016 was a year of loss. I was surprised but not shocked at losing David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Alan Rickman, who were all in their late 60s. Years of substance abuse claimed Carrie Fisher at 60, Prince at 57, … Continue reading

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The Super-Deluxe Home

April 9, 2016 The clean-up of Meador Manor continues as we race toward the city’s annual Spring Clean-up and Operation Clean House. Our friends the Hendersons will be loaning us their pickup truck in a couple of weeks so that … 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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The Meat in the Sandwich

May 29, 2015 My first week of Summer Break was filled with school work, as I labored on: finalization and adoption of a budget recommendation by the local board of education summer curriculum revisions in five different science courses slotting … 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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My search for a better light bulb

August 11, 2013 A bright blue flash and a POP! greeted me when I flipped the switch in the utility room this morning, followed by a dimmer light than normal. Yes, one of two 60 watt incandescent bulbs in the … Continue reading

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Bartlesville Public Schools Since 1950

February 17, 2013 I’ve given two community presentations recently about the history of the Bartlesville Public School District since 1950. In January I was with the Downtown Kiwanis Club and this past week the Arvest Friday Financial Forum, held each Friday … Continue reading

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