From a Nurse in a CoVID hit Nursing Home

Closed to all visitors, quarantine, and social distancing are all words and phrases that have become sorely familiar during this pandemic called CoVID. From the inside as a nurse who cares for elderly patients in a nursing home the details leave pained realities. Imagine not being able to be hugged for a year. The usual…

Black Wall Street Documentary Through Song

“The Victims Have Names” is a song and video about The Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred on May 31st through June 1st 1921 at the Greenwood area of Tulsa. Being a Tulsa County native and growing up in the area I was really upset that I had never heard of the events until I moved…

COVID-19 Update: Oklahoma Nursing Home Transparency?

Is the Oklahoma Health Department being transparent when it comes to the amount of COVID-19 patients in Oklahoma Nursing Facilities? This article explores that question with a group of articles and announcements. A release from the Oklahoma Health Department on April 2nd by spokeswoman Shelley Zumwalt over a week ago announced on OKC Fox News…

Living in History during COVID 19

In the matter of a few months. Our world has been changed forever. All the worries that we thought we had, gone and exchanges for a new set that involve keeping jobs and businesses afloat, having enough food in the pantry, and just staying alive from a virus and not infecting our loved ones. Tomorrow…

7 Helpful Videos During COVID-19 Isolation

  1. Washing Your Hands, Important Information 2. Steps to Prevent Covid 19 from the CDC 3. Preparing a Food Pantry 4. Great Depression Cooking 5. Beautiful Symphony (Life in the age of COVID – 19 6. Help out by Making Surgical Masks 7. Create a Junk Journal and Tell Your Story

The Oklahoma Storyteller

  “The Oklahoma Storyteller”, a docualbum of historical events of Oklahoma, is the first of it’s kind. This week I will be starting the prerelease for the Kickstarter set for release on Thursday the 27th of March. A few of the rewards include getting a postcard from me on the road, a polaroid from one…

Mickey Mantle, the Commerce Comet

Today I was listening to a sports documentary on Mickey Mantle. One of the great baseball players of all time, number 7 of the New York Yankees was born in Oklahoma and raised in the mining town of Commerce at the Northeast corner of Oklahoma. There are two stories of this great man. The first…

Plight of the Stolen Guitar

Plight of the stolen guitar…. Years ago I had a guitar that had the signatures of my favorite songwriters. Four I had already, one I had left to get. The four were Nicole Nordeman, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Kim Richey. I also wanted to get Mary Chapin Carpenter. These songwriters helped shape me as…

Greenwood’s Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre

Billowing clouds of smoke cover the sky. The world is on fire. Imagine, your entire neighborhood and business lit up. Imagine seeing your friends charred, lying on the street, only you don’t know it’s them because they are unrecognizable. Imagine, a line of you and your neighbors with your hands held, being held up by…

The American Spirit, An Identity Crisis

Today is the fourth of July. In America, it’s our most sacred patriotic holiday. It’s a time we come together and celebrate our union as a country. It’s a union of 50 states and 5 territories. It’s a union of over 327 million peopleĀ¹ with diverse family backgrounds, faiths, and political beliefs. All make up…