Johnny Heisman puts bow on banner week
Has there been a more entertaining week in Southeastern Conference history? Serious question....
- Tahlequah, Muskogee should meet more often
Warm weather may be to blame for mousy behavior
If you are easily nauseated, you should skip this week’s column. If you insist on taking the plunge, I suggest you get a bucket.
In commercial buses, the back isn’t always cool
After last week’s column about school buses appeared, a reader told me he’d met his wife on a Continental Trailways bus to Albuquerque from Los Angeles. He had a stomach virus, which manifest itself in the small lavatory in the back of the bus. A woman seated near the lav confronted her sick fellow passenger, telling him if he were going to “do something horrible like THAT” in the bathroom, he ought to carry a bottle of air freshener with him.
Riding the bus wasn’t so cool back in the day
I’d like to meet Judge Pinkey Carr of Cleveland, who made news when she sentenced Shena Hardin to public shaming for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus.
Human nudity, and why we ‘Yanks’ can’t deal with it
While waiting for a lane at the Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center last week, I decided to check out the sauna. Bad idea.
Unruly kids, bad-acting adults can spoil a good time
I know all about the “love thy neighbor” business, and that annoying injunction to “turn the other cheek.” I usually manage to comply, which is fortunate for the many in this community who have threatened me with violence over the years, should their names appear in the paper in a negative context.
In Oklahoma, you had to suck it up and play sports
When I tell out-of-towners there have been killings here over Little League baseball games, they suspect me of exaggerating to enhance my tale. But violence at ballgames here is a matter of record.
Why can’t they build swimming pools without drains?
“I seen that KAW-lum you done wrote ‘bout them pool drains, and that’s prob’ly what made ‘em close the durn thing,” the woman said.
Want to be a hero? Help us find a swimming pool
“Didn’t this make you mad?” my fellow swimmers asked me, repeatedly, over the past week. “Are you going to do anything?” Truth is, I’m more depressed than anything. When I first got the word a week ago, I almost cried – and I’m not a crier.
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