On Mother's Day weekend, things I wish I taught my son
Because every woman has, or has had, a mother — and knows, if only through stories, her grandmaternal forebears as well — to become a mother is to step into a hall of mirrors. In its most essential state, however, motherhood involves a single, mutual reflection.
Warmer weather could mean heavier activity for sheriff's office
April has brought warmer weather finally and just like nature comes alive, so does our activity level. Your Deputies are getting a little busier taking calls. I am sure we will keep a handle on things through the summer. Working toward that end our office has committed to assist in a statewide Impaired Driver Enforcement Campaign. State funding from the Highway Safety Office will be provided to participating agencies to pay law enforcement officers to concentrate additional man hours on impaired drivers. The campaign is scheduled to start around July 4th and continue to the end of the year. We hope to accomplish at least two things during this. Right now Oklahoma statistically has one of the highest rates of accidents involving impaired drivers in the nation. This campaign could change that. The other thing is many thieves get a little impaired to get their nerve up to go out and commit their crimes. So, inevitably during this campaign many of them could be caught either on their way to or from committing a crime.
You’re the real MVP... for The Common Good
On Tuesday, May 1, The Daily Oklahoman declared Kevin Durant, “Mr. Unreliable.” Exactly one week later, on Tuesday, May 8, the NBA announced to the world what Oklahoma City Thunder fans have known for years: OKC’s KD is MVP.
Fightin' Words: OKC will manage LA better than Grizz
Now that the Memphis mess is over, it's time to get down to business.
Sticking needles in your dog won't make it feel better
If you're an acupuncture enthusiast, you're probably getting ready to point me toward studies proving the efficacy of veterinary acupuncture. Before you do that, let's make a deal: I will concede that there are studies supporting veterinary acupuncture if you concede that there are studies opposing it. The issue is assessing the quality of the studies and determining where the weight of the evidence lies.
New methods for a new job
As is the case with any major change in life, my recent promotion has promoted some evaluation. Obviously since, this change deals with my professional life, I am evaluating that aspect of my existence.
Curb appeal - A necessary component to business attraction
In the past few years our city government has put in place codes that prevent homeowners/renters from parking on the grass and keep their properties neat and clean in appearance. As a homeowner, I can understand why this may be a source of heartburn. However, I am in agreement with these types of codes. Let me explain why.
BLOG: Energy FC launches soccer saturation attempt
It’s always been a dream of mine to cover a professional soccer match, ever since I decided sports journalism was my career path.
Fightin' Words: Lessons from sports, even in tragedy
This week, Americans got to hear firsthand accounts, some for the first time, of a sporting tragedy, the lessons from which are as poignant as sport itself.
Weir speaks on good traffic stops do for society
On the law enforcement side the county was fairly quiet last month. There was an incident which may not have seemed of great importance to many, but I would take exception to that.
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