Archives: May 2015

More of the Man in Motion

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Shannon Miller, “It’s Not About Perfect”

  A Gymnastics Legend Shares Her Story and Struggles There’s a reason most of us don’t have literary options on our life stories: a good autobiography requires a noteworthy subject. You can hardly ask for a more glorious first career than that of Edmond’s beloved Shannon Miller – as the cover of her book points out, she’s “the most decorated…

Them Hounds, “Heart Attack”

  Back With a Howl: Them Hounds Unleash a Heart Attack About a minute and a half into the opening title track of “Heart Attack,” Erin Ames repeats a chorus and suddenly flings her voice upward into a triumphant, pulsing vibrato scream – Them Hounds are back. The OKC psychedelic blues quintet still put on a raging live show (as…

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

My husband and I rarely go to bed at the same time, but on the rare occasion that we do, we’ll compare notes about how tired we are. This week, we commiserated about exhaustion one evening, after I’d shampooed the carpet for the same four hours he spent watching TV. To my amazement, my husband can nod off within seconds…

In Tune With June

  We are in the season of weddings (and anniversaries – happy 12th, hubby!), vacations and all-around warm-weather fun. When I take a moment to review this issue’s slate of stories, I realize I have a touch of summer fever already, and why shouldn’t I? It’s a wonderful time of year. Cooking out, swimming, gardening … some of my favorite…