“I’ve been praying since I was five years old. Nothing’s came, but that ain’t gonna stop me. This is what goes through my mind. God has to be busy with everyone else. Eventually, He will come into my life, and help me. I hope it happens. It’s gonna break my heart if it don’t.” –From […]
Commentaries that provide insight into Generation X including the values, beliefs and characteristics of Gen-Xers born between 1961 and 1981.
I came across an infographic recently that highlighted food culture statistics for Baby Boomers and Millennials. Much to my surprise — or not — there was zero mention of Generation X. Maybe the food industry doesn’t think we eat. I’ve been documenting silly slight like this for nearly a decade including contradictions in population and […]
This is me on my Sunday morning walk before church. Back in the early 90s, that apartment building behind me was a crack house. I stopped by it one time to talk to the residents. My brave days when I thought I could save the world from itself. Times change, and a lot has changed, […]
Last week, my kids celebrated the last day of school. I vacillate between gratitude and sadness. I’m grateful we made it safely through another year, but sadly it all goes so fast. I regret that I have to focus so much energy on making a living that I’m often not able to make the life […]
Twenty years ago this month, Oklahoma teenager Monique Daniels was reported missing. About a year ago, someone who knew Monique wrote to me about her disappearance. A few months later I wrote this commentary for KOSU Radio, the text of which I’m publishing for the first time today on this blog. Missing Monique Daniels The […]
“Sometimes on the autumn blows, when it comes through like this, when the evening air has just a faint idea of chill about it and the first musty tangs whip up in the first of the fallen leaves, I remember a life entire and it makes me sad and ecstatic in turns…” So writes Shane […]
Bletchley Park and Code-Breaking In August 1938, a group of men showed up to a Victorian Gothic mansion in the town of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. It was a couple of weeks after the Glorious Twelfth, the start of hunting season in England. Ten bucks say they were all wearing tweed knickers and jolly caps, […]