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, […]
Commentaries that provide insight into Generation X including the values, beliefs and characteristics of Gen-Xers born between 1961 and 1981.
This post originally aired as a commentary on KOSU Radio in 2012. Teenage Wasteland Indulge me while I extol the virtues of my idyllic childhood summers. This way you can understand the absolute misery of my idle youth. In the late 60s and early 70s, I played on Huntington Beach. After sunset, we drove to […]
[KOSU Commentary] Good morning, Oklahoma. The ticker-tape parade of autumn is right outside your window. The days are getting shorter, football is in full swing, and leaves are changing color. Welcoming you to the season is the growing spectacle of pumpkin-flavored drinks. Let the battle between 7-Eleven and Starbucks begin. And, May the best PSL: […]
[KOSU Commentary] Oklahoma City Arts Festival | Do you believe in signs? At the Oklahoma City Arts Festival this past spring, I took a picture of a painting of a woman smoking a cigar wrapped in brown paper. When I got home and I downloaded the picture there in the frame was a lady walking […]
This post was a commentary that originally aired on KOSU Radio in 2012. During the war in Iraq soldier Alex Horton wrote the popular blog, Army of Dude. “There was no whimper, no cries for mother or last words when Chevy died. The explosion that blew him out of the Stryker made him, for a […]
My sister, who was born during the Space Age, told me a story one time about the Rocket Slide at La Puente Park in Southern California. The oldest of four kids, my dad took her there one time to play, and she never stopped wanting to go back. Months or maybe years passed between visits […]
Huge Disks on Lincoln Boulevard are Public Art There are four mammoth-size disk planted in soft green berms outside the Office of State Finance in Oklahoma City. They form a quartet of sculptures and serve as a monument to Oklahomans, past and present. Three of the sculptures are earth-cast concrete and bear Oklahoma’s signature red-dirt […]