A walk-off hit to go to the state championship, the first Ivy League acceptance, a perfect high note in the finale of American Idol…it’s all the same for a town in need of a win.
The Will Rogers Turnpike, named for Oklahoma’s favorite son, cuts a quiet path through the state’s northeastern corner. Stretching from Tulsa to the Missouri state line, it treats travelers along its 88-mile domain to the sights of herds of cows, … Continue reading
An English teacher once told me, paraphrasing Tolstoy, that all great literature follows one of two plots: a man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. As I walked down Wheeler Avenue that morning, I sensed both … Continue reading
Dear Kansas, I remember when I was desperate to leave. I remember feeling stifled by you, finding the streets too calm, the lifestyle too simple. I remember going downtown, looking out the windows of high-rises, and seeing nothing but grasslands, … Continue reading