A Tribute to My Grandparents and the Oklahomans of the Great Depression They were the noble ones. Not descendants of kings, politicians or titans of industry – just common folk with uncommon character. Sharecroppers, laborers, hired hands, women and children. True nobility is not something to which men and women are born – at least … Continue reading Windswept
Part One | Part TwoI once was lost, but now I’m found.Getting lost in the woods caused me to stop and think. Since I maneuvered my way out of the canyon I’ve been pondering the meaning of the word “lost” as Jesus used it in the New Testament. I have also been pondering the words … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Three
Click photo to see an overview of the area.Click Here for Part OneBy Gary D. MyersI was lost in the woods and ashamed of myself for admitting it. How could I break rule number one? (Rule Number One for Exploring: Never admit you’re lost and keeping on search for the way).To by fair, I only … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Two
Jonathan and me at the Indian cave in 2010.By Gary D. MyersAnyone who knows me well knows one thing: I don’t get lost. I don’t get lost in the car. I don’t get lost in the woods. I just don't get lost.I have one rule for not getting lost and one tool for not getting … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part One
My heart raced as I clicked the link I found at newok.com, The Daily Oklahoman’s website. I quickly scanned the list of Oklahoma post offices that are being studied for closure. I hoped against hope that I wouldn’t see Calvin, Okla. (pop. 279) on the list. I nervously read the list several times before I … Continue reading The zip code you don’t want – 00000
By Gary D. MyersI have always loved Edward Ruscha’s art – especially his painting of a simple gas station. I was inspired the first time I saw it and I consider that painting one of my major influences. Unfortunately, for many years I couldn’t remember who painted it. "Standard Station" Edward RuschaRuscha painted the work … Continue reading Classical Gas Stations … and Street Signs
Don’t get me wrong, I love college football at least in theory. Maybe I love what it used to be. But something has gone terribly wrong with the sport. To some degree college football is suffering from it’s own success and the money that came with that success.College football used to be more about heart … Continue reading What went wrong with college football?
Home is a nebulous word. It’s hard to nail down. While it implies the sense of place, it is much more than that, home is often dependent on the presence of others. Home means several things to me. First and foremost, home is wherever I am with Kimberly and Jonathan. New Orleans is also home. … Continue reading The Power of Home