Visit to Norman was fun, informative
I had a wonderful visit to the Norman School District on Feb. 8....
Veteran mortgage banker bullish on Oklahoma
Kent Carter is bullish on the real estate industry in general and on Oklahoma in particular. As president of Citywide Mortgage and a veteran of the Oklahoma banking and finance industry, he has ridden the waves of uncertainty and watched ...
No offense, Cupid
Nowadays, soulmates may find each other through computer matching. In the past, it seemed to happen more by chance and often secretly....
Frank Wang is Oklahoma’s top nerd and proud of it
Frank Wang’s pocket-protector and bow-tie stand out among a civic club audience this week. He didn’t have tape on his glasses and wasn’t wearing tennis shoes because he can’t tie them. (He has a doctorate in mathematics but still has ...
Americans aren’t trying to repeal rights
Editor, The Transcript: Despite what you may be reading or hearing, Americans are not trying to repeal the Second Amendment. Americans revere the Constitution, and even the most anti-gun person knows that tampering with the Bill of Rights ...
What can we do to combat violence?
The murder of innocent people hangs heavy in our air, and I, like so many, sat teary-eyed day after day wondering and asking why and how. It’s not about guns; it’s not about laws; it’s not about pointing fingers and blaming....
Carbon, climate and common sense
There are three facts everyone should know about carbon dioxide: 1. CO2 is a greenhouse gas. This is physics and not subject to debate. The CO2 molecule re-emits heat in Earth’s atmosphere. This is good, because Earth’s average temperature ...
Rotary President-elect Burton nearly dropped out of club
In 1979 Ron Burton, a longtime OU Foundation employee, joined the Norman Rotary Club at the urging of colleagues. He tells the story that he came close to dropping out after a few months. The food was bad, the programs weak and the club ...
Reaves Park getting new softball building
City Council members this week approved nearly $6 million in bundled TIF taxes to pay for Legacy Park in the University North Park development. But they also approved a contract for another park project, one closer to my heart and home....
In the end, we are masters of our fate
Sometimes I write about silly things. That’s when I hope to make you smile or even laugh, a momentary distraction from the chaos. But today I muse about serious matters like life and death and faith and hope....
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