I grew up flipping through Oklahoma Today magazine, so am “chuffed” (as British Oklahomans put it) to be featured in a Q&A for their new travel issue. It begins: “Travel’s not a contest,” says Robert Reid, It it was, he’d be up for … Read on
If you want to know the key to a Tulsan’s heart, take them to the 76-foot Golden Driller at ExpoSquare* (4145 E 21st St). Now, I grew up in Tulsa, but I think I can say this with all seriousness, the Golden Driller … Read on
Everyone knows who Woody Guthrie was, right? Folk singer who sang about the Dust Bowl, the Columbia River and killing fascists? He grew up in Oklahoma, but the author of “This Land is Your Land” was the eternal rambler — and not just … Read on
I grew up in Oklahoma and never heard of Boley, or 40 other “black towns’ that were formed in the early 1900s by African Americans looking for the “promised land.” Boley, 53 miles southwest of Tulsa, is one of a couple that are … Read on
I wrote on why I love Oklahoma for the winter edition of USA Today’s Go Escape magazine (in print only).
There are so many things I admire about this shot that my sister took recently at Norman, Oklahoma’s Duck Pond. For starters, the look on the expression of the central figure’s face. The duck has clearly just been attacked and physically pushed to … Read on