The Greenwood Cultural Center is Commemorating The Race Massacre by Creating a Keepsake Journal
The Greenwood Cultural Center is creating a keepsake journal commemorating the annihilation of Tulsa's Black Wallstreet and the Greenwood District that occurred in May of 1921. Over 100 businesses are taking part in this souvenir journal celebrating black businesses, entrepreneurship, and organizations despite the violence of this era.Read full story
Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee and Fighter for Community Empowerment
She was an activist, advocate, and warrior. She was an activist, advocate, and warrior. Wilma Mankiller is a name most all native Oklahomans recognize. She blossomed from a little girl in poverty to Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the second-largest tribe in the United States.Read full story
Grace Thorpe: The Wind Before the Storm
She blew as a steward of Native land rights and the environment. From ancestral beliefs to modern advocacy, Oklahoma’s ties to our Native history are self-evident. We’ve shed tears on the trail of relocation and lost tribal territories to greedy land runs.Read full story
Can "The Rock" Win a Bid for the Presidency?
I’d vote for a smart, educated, healthy, and good-looking guy as the leader of the free world. Yes! I would vote for The Rock, along with 46% of the rest of the country. After Biden’s bid ends, whether it is four years or eight, The Rock may be the rock on which this country can stand. I believe it.Read full story
Miss Honey Brought Joy and Food to My Life
“Honey, I need your opinion. How does this taste?”. “Woo, girl, you got the flavor just right but it’s still too runny!”. Miss Honey was dancing around the front room, Mickey’s Big Mouth beer in one hand, and one lone cigarette hanging from her lip. I never could understand why it didn’t fall out of her mouth. I kept wanting to follow her with an ashtray to catch it when it fell.Read full story
St. Patrick's Day Activities and Celebrations in Tulsa, Oklahoma (aka Green Country)
St. Patrick's Day is a big deal here in Green Country. The luck of the Irish is on display, loud and proud. Ever wonder where that term came from? Also, why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s day? It is to make you invisible to leprechauns who pinch anyone not wearing green. This evolved into the tradition of the Luck of the Irish, who were lucky to escape the pinches of the mischievous elf.Read full story
The True Legends of St. Patrick and How to Become Invisible!
The extraordinary life of one man who converted an island. Did you ever wonder about St. Patrick, his legends, and why he is still a symbol in modern culture? He has intrigued me because I have Irish heritage on my mother’s side, his legends have fascinated me, and his Shield uplifted me.Read full story
International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge
March 8, 2021, is the day of crossroads for women everywhere. March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day has been observed for a century since it began in 1911. The day recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally, and it’s a call to action for gender parity.Read full story
The Day My Mama Forgot She Didn’t Have Any Clothes On!
I almost fell outta my chair when she walked by. A few months before my mother went into the nursing home, she came to live with me. The prospect of forging a new relationship with her after 40 years of estrangement was promising. My dad was in the hospital battling cancer, so Mama stayed with me for a while.Read full story
How to Discover the Treasures of Prayer in the Bible
Communing with God through prayer helps us to listen and empowers us to act for Him. The road to discovering the treasures of prayer has been paved by man’s quest for purpose and meaning since the beginning of time. Prayer is and has been the primary means of communing with the Divine. We have always looked up and outside ourselves for answers.Read full story
Depression Is One Companion I Can Do Without
I am determined to shut the door when it comes knockin’. I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues to why I’m depressed. I just need to know how to recognize the symptoms so I can avail myself of the treatment solutions.Read full story
What Is a First Responder and Can We Be One?
In this time of the COVID-19 crises, we may all be on the front-lines helping despite the risks. Many years ago, my dad was the owner of a mechanic shop and tow-truck company. One rainy evening, he was on a call when he observed a horrific traffic accident. A semi-truck which jackknifed on the slick roads hit a family of four.Read full story
Arthritis Is Changing My Hands, but They Are Strong
There are lifetimes engraved in my fingers. Writing this post has taken me three hours to finish because my hands are hurting. Throbbing, shooting, and cramping pain is hindering my ability to write. When it gets this bad, I massage my fingers with prescription gel rubbing the knuckles on my arthritic digits. It helps somewhat.Read full story
My Battle with Weight in Menopause and the Victories I Have Won
I have planned a strategic mission to search for and rescue myself. “With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war.”―Amit Kalantri,Wealth of Words.Read full story
Grandmas at the Top of Their Game in the Gaming World
Sign me up! I want to be rich and famous, too. I thought gaming was for teenage boys. My grandsons can play for hours on end, and I have one who wants to be a professional gamer. Gaming is a lucrative profession. Dedicated gamers can make anywhere from $1000 to $15,000 an hour.Read full story
Tulsa Uses Drone to Locate Homeless Encampments During Arctic Blast
The current temperature in Tulsa, Oklahoma is -1 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill factor of -20. In a frigid cold like that, a person's skin will freeze in 15 minutes or less according to my local fox23 news station. Frostbite is dangerous and can cause permanent damage. The homeless living outside are especially at risk.Read full story
Sarah Thomas Is an Inspiration to All Girls and Women in America
The lady who changed sports history. Do you know of anyone that crossed sexist barriers in the male-dominated arena of sports? Sarah Thomas has been doing it her entire life. She is one strong lady.Read full story
The Most Treasured Love Letters in the World and How I Discovered Them
My granddaughter’s love letter project helped me to write one myself. The other day my granddaughter asked me to help her write a love letter for a creative writing project in school. I immediately said yes, but I had no clue what to do.Read full story
COP Franklin Completes His First Year as Tulsa, Oklahoma's First African-American Police Chief
Chief Wendell Franklin embodies the hope of unity in a racially divided city. On February 7, 2021, Major Wendell Franklin just completed his first year as Tulsa, Oklahoma’s new police chief, who happens to be African-American. That may not seem significant to some. However, this is a historical event in light of Tulsa’s violent past. Maj. Franklin's appointment as police chief also coincides with the discovery of possible mass graves containing the bodies of the victims of the Massacre.Read full story
Why Does Oklahoma Have the Highest Incarceration Rate for Women in the World?
Imprisoning females separates families and puts many Oklahoma children in need of nonexistent services. Oklahoma is my home state. I love its Native roots and connections to the land. My corner of Oklahoma is called Green Country. Thanks to the Keystone Dam and Arkansas river that runs along my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, I live in a sea of green.Read full story