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Grace Thorpe: The Wind Before the Storm

She blew as a steward of Native land rights and the environment. From ancestral beliefs to modern advocacy, Oklahoma’s ties to our Native history are self-evident. We’ve shed tears on the trail of relocation and lost tribal territories to greedy land runs.
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Can "The Rock" Win a Bid for the Presidency?

I’d vote for a smart, educated, healthy, and good-looking guy as the leader of the free world. Yes! I would vote for The Rock, along with 46% of the rest of the country. After Biden’s bid ends, whether it is four years or eight, The Rock may be the rock on which this country can stand. I believe it.
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Miss Honey Brought Joy and Food to My Life

“Honey, I need your opinion. How does this taste?”. “Woo, girl, you got the flavor just right but it’s still too runny!”. Miss Honey was dancing around the front room, Mickey’s Big Mouth beer in one hand, and one lone cigarette hanging from her lip. I never could understand why it didn’t fall out of her mouth. I kept wanting to follow her with an ashtray to catch it when it fell.
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St. Patrick's Day Activities and Celebrations in Tulsa, Oklahoma (aka Green Country)

St. Patrick's Day is a big deal here in Green Country. The luck of the Irish is on display, loud and proud. Ever wonder where that term came from? Also, why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s day? It is to make you invisible to leprechauns who pinch anyone not wearing green. This evolved into the tradition of the Luck of the Irish, who were lucky to escape the pinches of the mischievous elf.
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The True Legends of St. Patrick and How to Become Invisible!

The extraordinary life of one man who converted an island. Did you ever wonder about St. Patrick, his legends, and why he is still a symbol in modern culture? He has intrigued me because I have Irish heritage on my mother’s side, his legends have fascinated me, and his Shield uplifted me.
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International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

March 8, 2021, is the day of crossroads for women everywhere. March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day has been observed for a century since it began in 1911. The day recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally, and it’s a call to action for gender parity.
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The Day My Mama Forgot She Didn’t Have Any Clothes On!

I almost fell outta my chair when she walked by. A few months before my mother went into the nursing home, she came to live with me. The prospect of forging a new relationship with her after 40 years of estrangement was promising. My dad was in the hospital battling cancer, so Mama stayed with me for a while.
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How to Discover the Treasures of Prayer in the Bible

Communing with God through prayer helps us to listen and empowers us to act for Him. The road to discovering the treasures of prayer has been paved by man’s quest for purpose and meaning since the beginning of time. Prayer is and has been the primary means of communing with the Divine. We have always looked up and outside ourselves for answers.
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Depression Is One Companion I Can Do Without

I am determined to shut the door when it comes knockin’. I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues to why I’m depressed. I just need to know how to recognize the symptoms so I can avail myself of the treatment solutions.
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What Is a First Responder and Can We Be One?

In this time of the COVID-19 crises, we may all be on the front-lines helping despite the risks. Many years ago, my dad was the owner of a mechanic shop and tow-truck company. One rainy evening, he was on a call when he observed a horrific traffic accident. A semi-truck which jackknifed on the slick roads hit a family of four.
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Arthritis Is Changing My Hands, but They Are Strong

There are lifetimes engraved in my fingers. Writing this post has taken me three hours to finish because my hands are hurting. Throbbing, shooting, and cramping pain is hindering my ability to write. When it gets this bad, I massage my fingers with prescription gel rubbing the knuckles on my arthritic digits. It helps somewhat.
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Grandmas at the Top of Their Game in the Gaming World

Sign me up! I want to be rich and famous, too. I thought gaming was for teenage boys. My grandsons can play for hours on end, and I have one who wants to be a professional gamer. Gaming is a lucrative profession. Dedicated gamers can make anywhere from $1000 to $15,000 an hour.
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COP Franklin Completes His First Year as Tulsa, Oklahoma's First African-American Police Chief

Chief Wendell Franklin embodies the hope of unity in a racially divided city. On February 7, 2021, Major Wendell Franklin just completed his first year as Tulsa, Oklahoma’s new police chief, who happens to be African-American. That may not seem significant to some. However, this is a historical event in light of Tulsa’s violent past. Maj. Franklin's appointment as police chief also coincides with the discovery of possible mass graves containing the bodies of the victims of the Massacre.