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Within The Realm

Dec 26, 2023

One of the best physicists I ever knew my my first wrestling coach T. A. Shell. Never athletic enough to apply his lessons on the wrestling mat, I have applied them in other parts of my  life with some success.

T.A. Shell was my coach, yes, but a member of a family that my family has maintained a generations-long...

Dec 18, 2023

A Christmas Open House at my new friend Opal’s place got me to thinking…it got me to thinking about my feelings and attitude toward Christmas, described by some as Grinch-y or Scrooge-y. There’s a reason for my jaundiced eye cast on this winter holiday, but not because I dislike the good tidings it creates. It’s...

Dec 3, 2023

Back when I was a kid, there was Channel 8, Tulsa's KTUL. Channel 8 embraced the concept of local content for working stiffs, housewives, kids, lovers of moster get the idea.The news anchors and characters on these local shows were out in the small towns in their viewing area, in parades,at county...

Nov 13, 2023

I've been running into a certain subject in my research, one that will make a few appearances in episodes to follow. It reminded me of the first time I really encountered the subject, standing in line at the Eagle Theater waiting for an Orange Fanta.

The American Buffalo by Ken Burns:

Oct 22, 2023

Sometimes there are secrets so deeply hidden, made all the more mysterious by the silence of those involved. And so was the closely held secret of the strange visitor to our home that fall of the year I turned five. Not until years later, as a college student, did time reveal its secrets.


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