Charles Biggs

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We usually don’t get too much snowfall in Tulsa winters

    

According to records, Tulsa’s record amount of snowfall for a season was the winter of 2010-11 when we got an amazing 26.1 inches of snow. A year later in the winter of 2011-12, we got the 10th least amount of snow on record with 1.7 inches. We live in that part of the country where […]

Open borders and illegal immigration hurt the United States

    

The records I have seen seem to indicate that the Biggs Family came to America from England. That was probably 200-300 years ago. I know my family has roots that go back to Tennessee and Arkansas. My paternal grandparents are buried near Greenbriar, Arkansas. My mother’s family, the Rogers, were from West Virginia. I don’t […]

Valentines Day means flowers, candy, a card and dinner

    

When I was a youth, on Valentines Day you gave your girlfriend red roses, a heart-shaped box of candy, a card and dinner at a nice restaurant. After 34-plus years of marriage, I still want to make Valentines Day special for my wonderful wife and that usually means flowers, candy, a romantic card and dinner […]

Book paints a portrait of Oklahoma

    

“The Oklahomans: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People,” Volume One: Ancient – Statehood By John J. Dwyer Red River Press, $49.95 This book is an important work and should be mandatory reading for every student before they graduate from public schools in Oklahoma. This historical work begins its coverage in ancient Oklahoma, including early […]

It’s not news that fake news has been around a long time

    

Fake news has been around a long time. Back in the early 1980s, I was a reporter at a large metropolitan newspaper. My desk was next to a writer who was probably the most talented wordsmith in a newsroom of more than 100 editors and reporters. I learned a lot from him. I read all […]

Personal debt can lead us to a pathway to enslavement

    

Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: get out of debt and stay out of debt. This is a tough one for many families and even tougher for government – at all levels. In America, almost everyone has to borrow to buy a house. The alternative is to rent and you can’t build equity if you […]

A really fun cruise down to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel

    

Bienvenidos from Mexico, Honduras and Belize. On Christmas Eve, our family boarded the Carnival Freedom and set sail on a seven-night cruise through the Caribbean. It was a lot of fun. Normally, we couldn’t afford for six of us to take a week-long cruise but we have cruised with Carnival before and got a discounted […]

As Obama exits, Americans finally have a genuine hope

    

There is a renewed hope for America. First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that America has lost hope due to the election of Donald Trump as president (she didn’t mention his name but it was obvious who she was talking about). This is the same Michelle Obama who said she was never proud of […]

Here are some of my New Years’ resolutions for 2017

    

Okay, here are my New Year’s resolutions. I will not gain any weight and I will try hard to trim down some. I will try to steal funnier jokes for the end of my column each week. I will oppose every tax increase at every level of government. I will pray more, especially for my […]

Here’s a simple story that will have an impact on you forever

    

It’s a pretty simple story but it is the most information a person could ever receive. Almighty God created this universe. He made everything. Despite what they are teaching in public schools and colleges, nothing as intricate and complicated as this universe could happen by accident. That is illogical. After God created the world, the […]