Magic Lantern Festival Paseo OKC

Magic Lantern Festival and Memories To Last A Lifetime

We missed the Magic Fairy Ball this year. It was in September and it completely escaped me. I was so disappointed, but happy when I learned the Magic Lantern Festival would be in late October. The festival took place on The Paseo, an historic artist colony in Oklahoma City. Art galleries invited children to create […]


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Pictures on a Treelined Path

There’s a treelined path at the YMCA  field where my kids play soccer. I didn’t notice it until a week or so ago. It’s absolutely beautiful this time of year. You should totally go and see it before winter leaves us all cursing and hoping for an early spring. It’s located on NW 58th Street […]

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A Tree In Logan County

Robert and I took a long drive through the winding, red back roads of Logan County last night. I would really like to buy a place in the country! This patch of Oklahoma earth is near Ambriz Road. I love the lone tree in the field. It reminded me of this quote from Forrest Gump: […]

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As You Wish Book

It’s Friday! Yea! We have a birthday party and a Halloween party to attend. On Sunday, we’re headed to Girl Scout Fest at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon. Later that evening, we’re taking the kids to the Magic Lantern Festival in Paseo. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy beautiful October. Brace […]

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Football and Favorite Fall Movies

Where did October go? It appears to have been eaten up by the shifting winds of global warming. We’ve had days when it was hot enough to go swimming! Cruel, cruel world, how could you take away October and leave us with less than 30 days until Thanksgiving? I’m not ready to let go of […]

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Zeusvision Democratizes Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor advertising is an elitist business. I want to bring the power of large-scale outdoor media within reach of the average person.” –Giovanni Wolfgang, CEO, Zeusvision Zeusvision Brings Advertising Within Reach For Startups, Individuals, More Have you ever thought, “It sure would be cool to propose to my sweetheart on that billboard by her office.” […]


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Discover the Massive Photo Archive of Nick DeWolf

A shortened version of this post originally aired as a commentary on KOSU Radio, October 21, 2014. In 1958, a computer pioneer and physicist named Nick DeWolf took a selfie while sitting in a Barber shop in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was 30-years-old, and already way ahead of his time. I discovered Nick in 2008 while […]


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Jumping Hay Bales in East Texas

“But that’s the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.” ―Markham Shaw Pyle


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Maddi’s Fridge

There are so many nuances to poverty, who could list them all? If  I could I would because I know them personally. I was raised in rural parsonages with parents who sacrificed their lives in service to others. But, it’s more complicated than that. Who wants to hear about what it’s like to only have […]

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Wunderverse: Interactive Stories App Will Help A New Generation Choose Adventure

It’s Turtle Tuesday! Time to talk about Generation Z and something I think kids of this generation will really dig! It’s called Wunderverse and with any luck it will provide kids (and their parents!) a whole new way to create, share and explore fun, interactive stories and adventures right on their iPads. You may recall […]

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Vintage Boy Scout Troop RIbbons

Vintage Boy Scout Troop Ribbons

These Boy Scout troop ribbons dating back to 1960 hang in the dedicated scout room at my kids’ school.  I love the years of dedication to the life of boys they symbolize. Here’s my boy scout!