Tahlequah Daily Press


  • Just do your business, and get out of there

    Strange things happen in public restrooms.  I don’t mean the kinds of things that make headlines when pop singer George Michael or former Republican Sen. “Wide Stance” Larry Craig hang around stalls, looking for action that should take place a reasonable distance from toilets. I’m just talking about everyday, run-of-the-mill, casual comments and quirks that accompany human beings in their perpetual quest to rid themselves of bodily waste.
    I told you a few years ago how my cousin Kelley chunked a rock into a septic tank outside an outdoor facility at Lake Fort Gibson, causing a backsplash that doused her brother and me in unspeakable filth.

    November 4, 2013

  • Smartphones not first tiny computer screens

    October 13, 2013

    October 14, 2013

  • Bad apps, free apps, blips and glitches

    Yeah, they have an app for that – but does it work? Or will it just make you want to throw your smartphone at the wall in frustration?

    September 12, 2013

  • What's in the fridge? Only a husband knows for sure

    Regardless of who does the cooking in any household, I’m of the opinion that the husband always has the most intimate relationship with the kitchen refrigerator.

    August 31, 2013

  • Johnsongrass may be the evil of all roots

    August 26, 2013

  • Deep-frying: How about some fat with your fat?

    When we were in Florida last month at Universal Studios, I intended to swing by the food cart that sells deep-friend Oreos. There’s no way they could compare to the white chocolate fudged-dipped cookies of that same variety, but nevertheless, they caught my interest.

    August 14, 2013

  • Smartphones cool, except for the teensy-eensy keypads

    I finally succumbed to pressure that was coming from every nook and cranny imaginable, and bought myself an iPhone.

    August 14, 2013

  • Ankle-biters? No, thanks; I’m a big-dog person

    August 12, 2013

  • Smartphones cool, except for the teensy-eensy keypads

    I finally succumbed to pressure that was coming from every nook and cranny imaginable, and bought myself an iPhone.

    August 5, 2013

  • Maybe we can get away with judging the judgers

    Years ago, right before my husband and I were married, we got behind a woman in a cashier’s line at what local residents then called “the old Reasor’s,” corner of Choctaw and College. The gal was portly, and was wearing what looked to be expensive clothing. She also had at least a 2-karat rock on her left hand, which the cashier admired. The woman paid with food stamps, waddled out the door, and drove away in a late-model Lincoln Continental.

    July 8, 2013


What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
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