Archive | March, 2015

Walkabout: OU at Norman

Established in 1890 in the Oklahoma Territory, seventeen years before statehood, OU is still a prominent piece of Oklahoma heritage with over 30,000 students, a well-known football team, and one of the “25 most beautiful campuses” in the US. I didn’t know the latter until today when Arianna had a field trip to the Fred […]

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Oklahoma Sunset (Elise has a singing gig)

This was the view as we left the Norman Music Institute this evening, Arianna’s lips still red from her trumpet lesson and Elise brimming over with excitement and joy. Tonight her voice teacher, impressed by her performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun,” asked if she would perform on the youth stage at the […]

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Backyard Hawk

Driving across I40 towards Oklahoma City just a few weeks ago, I remember seeing large birds of prey standing at the very tips of trees along the road. Bare in the winter cold, any large bundle of feathers was obvious from quite a distance so I watched for them. Last week, I saw one, a […]

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