My desk – before
January 31, 2012
This is my desk:
It’s obviously well organized. This week we’re shuffling desks a little bit in the newsroom, and I’m one of those who will be moving. My column tomorrow is about my efforts to clean up this craziness and carry it across the room. I just interviewed Shannon Cowan of Fresh Perspective... Read More
Lawmaker @RepEliseHall asks for all Oklahoma money records to be online
January 25, 2012
I love this idea. This press release came out of the House of Representatives this week. If this idea survives, I’d like for whoever designs the site to also take over my financial record-keeping. It’s really terrible. But seriously, this idea is just fantastic. Hooray for open government!
OKLAHOMA CITY –... Read More
Creepy Oklahoma dust storm
January 23, 2012
Did anybody else notice that it was brown yesterday? It was pretty creepy. I’ve seen Oklahoma skies turn so many different colors, including green and now brown. So strange. Here’s a cool video of the creepiness yesterday in the Arbuckles.
Put pig people on the ballot, please
January 18, 2012
We voters need to get our hands dirty as we dig deep in the legislative process.
And when I say dirty, I mean if you accidentally mark your finger while you’re voting this November.
State lawmakers have started putting in their requests for issues that should be decided by state ballot.
Topics range from... Read More
Oklahoma’s best charities named
January 03, 2012
Eight Oklahoma charities have received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a company that analyzes financial documents to help donors pick the most reputable groups. Here’s the list of the only four-star charities in the state.
Blessings International. (Broken Arrow)City Rescue Mission. (Oklahoma... Read More
Why cats hate you
January 03, 2012
My column this week is about cat-sitting and how cats hate me. I had to turn to a cat expert for some answers about this. Who better than Catherine English? She’s the superintendent of animal welfare for Oklahoma City. She knows cats. She’s also pretty funny.
Do all cats hate strangers?
No, but they do seem... Read More
Resolve to hang out with your kids
January 02, 2012
This is an example of bad family time. Resolve not to do it in 2012.
My husband and I have a no-TV policy before our daughter goes to bed. It’s not that we necessarily don’t believe kids should ever watch television. We just want to maximize that two-hour window between when we all get home and when she goes... Read More