Windswept

“Farmer walking in dust storm Cimarron County Oklahoma” by Arthur Rothstein A Tribute to My Grandparents and the Oklahomans of the Great Depression   By Gary D. Myers They were the noble ones. Not descendants of kings, politicians or titans of industry – just common folk with uncommon character. Sharecroppers, laborers, hired hands, women and children. True nobility is not something to which men and … Continue reading Windswept

An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Three

Part One  |  Part Two I once was lost, but now I’m found. Getting lost in the woods caused me to stop and think. Since I maneuvered my way out of the canyon I’ve been pondering the meaning of the word “lost” as Jesus used it in the New Testament. I have also been pondering the words “light” and “dark” as well – two common … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Three

An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Two

Click photo to see an overview of the area. Click Here for Part One By Gary D. Myers I was lost in the woods and ashamed of myself for admitting it. How could I break rule number one? (Rule Number One for Exploring: Never admit you’re lost and keeping on search for the way). To by fair, I only broke part of rule number one. … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Two

An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part One

Jonathan and me at the Indian cave in 2010. By Gary D. Myers Anyone who knows me well knows one thing: I don’t get lost. I don’t get lost in the car. I don’t get lost in the woods. I just don’t get lost. I have one rule for not getting lost and one tool for not getting lost. My one rule is to never … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part One

The zip code you don’t want – 00000

My heart raced as I clicked the link I found at newok.com, The Daily Oklahoman’s website. I quickly scanned the list of Oklahoma post offices that are being studied for closure. I hoped against hope that I wouldn’t see Calvin, Okla.  (pop. 279) on the list. I nervously read the list several times before I was convinced that my hometown post office was not one … Continue reading The zip code you don’t want – 00000

Classical Gas Stations … and Street Signs

By Gary D. Myers I have always loved Edward Ruscha’s art – especially his painting of a simple gas station. I was inspired the first time I saw it and I consider that painting one of my major influences. Unfortunately, for many years I couldn’t remember who painted it. “Standard Station” Edward Ruscha Ruscha painted the work known as “Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas” in 1963. … Continue reading Classical Gas Stations … and Street Signs

What went wrong with college football?

Don’t get me wrong, I love college football at least in theory. Maybe I love what it used to be. But something has gone terribly wrong with the sport. To some degree college football is suffering from it’s own success and the money that came with that success. College football used to be more about heart – love for your school and your state. But … Continue reading What went wrong with college football?