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‘Quarantined in a lonely paradise’: A pandemic diary

April 16, 2020 Red Oak Tomorrow marks the end of the fifth week that my husband Les and I have been in lockdown. Except for a...
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Pour yourself an age and wisdom on the rocks

You may have seen some long lines surrounding certain businesses the past couple of days. In the "before pandemic" or "BP" age, these establishments...
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‘Things fall apart’: a pandemic diary

May 1, 2020 Oklahoma City I’ll be honest with you: My life hasn’t changed much since the pandemic forced all of us to shelter inside and...
Cheyenne and Arapaho

Cheyenne and Arapaho: The preservation of storytelling

Max Bear peered down at the red earth, moving carefully. He was searching for signs of his ancestors’ presence in the shells and beads...
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Mask wearing comes easier for some than others

First of all, I'd just like to say happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Can we gather for Mother's Day? Do...
high school graduates

‘What are we supposed to do now?’: High school graduates end...

Norman North senior Ryan Sutherlin misses the simple things most of all when he thinks about high-school life. "We have this thing called Lunch on...
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All the government Oklahoma could ever want

The old phrase "You learn something new every day!" still applies to me, and probably many others no matter how old we get. For...

‘What we fear to fear’: a pandemic diary

April 28, 2020 Outside Wanette Thunder rolls from the west into Pottawatomie County. Emmylou Harris is playing. Emmy and I have spent a lot of down...
caring for the environment

Caring for the environment can help you get through the pandemic

To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, this Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s needs but not everyone’s greed. As an environmentalist and a minimalist, I cannot help...
gray days

‘Gray days are the hardest’: a pandemic diary

4.21.20 Norman Gray days are the hardest. On days when the sun shines, we are out walking, dogs on leashes, mothers and dads pushing strollers, helmeted kids...

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