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Oklahoma Tornadoes: Victims In Need


I am sure many of you reading this blog have seen nothing on the news but the tragic destruction of Moore, Oklahoma.  However, there is a community hit by an EF-3 tornado the night before these terrible events who are being missed by the media entirely. I live and work in the Little Axe community, … Continue reading

To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan


I usually don’t do this, but this poem by Shane Koyczan struck a nerve with me.  Recently I have been dredging up my own demons in writing my latest novel The Painful Best because my protagonist is the result of one event cascading into several other bad events that end up ruining his life.  He is an … Continue reading

My Struggling Special Needs Son


My son Conner has had and will probably always have struggles in school.  He was born at 24 weeks, weighed 1 lb. 8 oz., and is severely nearsighted.  At first we thought that this miracle child had only those things that would keep him from leading a somewhat normal life, but then came asthma, a … Continue reading

Online Schooling: A Backdoor Plan to Lay Off Teachers


Online schooling seems to be the buzzword around  public schools nationwide.  Oklahoma state superintendent Janet Barresi (R) has mandated that every school K-12 offer at least 5 courses online.  These courses will be accessible at home by students, effectively allowing them to stay at home and still gain credits toward a diploma. I ask: How … Continue reading