October 2015

Tragic: Cowboy team, fans mourn


Oklahoma State University, not unaccustomed to tragedy, the residents of Stillwater and all Oklahomans are mourning the deaths of four people who were struck and killed during last weekend’s homecoming parade. Another 46 people were injured and the driver of the car arrested after the state was shocked by the loss of life and injury […]

Perine tops 200 against Tech as winless Kansas is next


NORMAN – Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine could have a stellar game against Kansas on Saturday and still not come close to what he did to the Jayhawks in Norman last season. Last year, the super sophomore set the NCAA all-time FBS (Division 1) single game rushing record 427 yards and scored five touchdowns. His […]

A tough loss for Tulsa in a strong division and league


Usually when you score 42 points in college football, you win the game. That wasn’t the case for Tulsa Saturday as unbeaten No. 16 Memphis outscored the Golden Hurricane 66-42. Tulsa and Memphis’ combined 108 points is also the most in an FBS game this season. Tulsa finished the game with 544 yards of total […]

Tulsa struggles against MU


It certainly wasn’t for a lack of offense or scoring, but The University of Tulsa football team would have had to play the game of the century to beat an extremely talented Memphis Tigers team, last Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium. No. 17 Memphis defeated Tulsa, 66-42, in American Athletic Conference play, extending the […]

Halloween fills the imagination of kids with rotten images


If my kids were little, they would not go trick-or-treating on Halloween. I know that makes me sound like a stick in the mud but I have good reasons. When my kids were little, we took them to shopping malls (including the Farm Shopping Center) where we had a reasonable expectation that the candy they […]

In light of a tragedy, the decision not to drink is a good one


By the time you read this article, the news of the death of four people and the injuries of 47 more in Stillwater will be five days old, and while Oklahomans and others around the nation will still be mourning the loss, it is sad but likely true that it will not be long before […]

Education Needs Reform, Too


The Wall Street Journal recently carried an article by Christopher DeMuth entitled, “The Decline and Fall of Congress.” One point he makes that tells the difference in how the Democrats get their way and Republicans don’t is the statement, “Group cohesion comes naturally to the Democrats, whose party has been a coalition of government-dependent interest […]

Concerns arise about what will happen in November of 2016


Now that we have passed the halfway point in 2015, it seems time to split our attention to the next 12 months until November 8, 2016, when ballots will, hopefully, be cast throughout the United States to elect the next president. Given the record of ignoring existing laws and practices of the PRESBO Administration and […]

Who is this guy who looks like Dad?


While spending an unexpected night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with my oldest son, I had a lot of time to think. I used this time to reflect on what I would do differently if I could start the parenting journey all over again. I know we can’t live in the past, but […]

Global warming is not the real crisis


The public is being told by politicians, bureaucrats, and activists that global warming will cause more extreme weather. Yet both the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) have said the exact opposite. In 2012, the IPCC said that a relationship between global warming and […]