Archives: January 2015

The Land I Love

When I first moved to Oklahoma from the other side of the Red River, I had some time on my hands. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t going to an office every weekday, and I was sharing an apartment with three small children and two medium-size dogs while we looked for a house. It was winter;…

The Love Train Is Now Leaving the Station

For the skimmers, I’ll cut to the chase: loving me isn’t wrong … yet. But this Valentine’s Day, I’m laying down a list of make-or-break demands that might prompt a mass exodus from the Love Train. For the rest of this month’s loving masses, as you select your chocolates and foil-embossed cards for someone who will appreciate them, count yourselves…

Richard C. Rattenbury, “A Legacy in Arms”

  History with a Bang Steely-eyed sheriffs and dastardly outlaws, scouts and hunters and bartenders in rowdy saloons … settling the Western frontier was a rough, dangerous business, and firm words weren’t going to cut it. The rifles and handguns that were instrumental in America’s westward expansion are lavishly portrayed in “A Legacy in Arms,” a fresh OU Press publication…

JD McPherson, “Let the Good Times Roll”

  A Broken Arrow Blues Rocker Rolls Back Into the Spotlight The album “Signs and Signifiers” was, and remains, a blast of rich, rootsy goodness that won honors from Rolling Stone, NPR Music and the Independent Music Awards – but it was released in 2010, and five years is more than enough time to start craving a fresh dose. That…

Space for Connection

The expansive wooded grounds provide ample room – and reason – to roam while chatting or sit for a more in-depth conversation. Show Caption Hide Caption Copper rain chain guttering, sconce lighting and selected ornamentation bring a decidedly Asian flavor to the exterior. Show Caption Hide Caption Many of the property’s structures, which combine the abstract with the traditional, were…