Savor the ordinary ~ Butterflies

Savor the ordinary ~ Butterflies

Hello, Mr. Butterfly Man! Bryan Reynolds, Nature Photographer by Karen King When I moved to Norman, I met Bryan Reynolds and it didn’t take me very long to find out that he had a passion for butterflies.  There was a depth and breadth of his knowledge and...
Leap Second? 11:59:60 12/31/16

Leap Second? 11:59:60 12/31/16

LEAP YEAR is when February 29th is added to the calendar usually every 4 years because the earth doesn’t revolve around the sun in precisely 365 days. How many of us have ever heard of the LEAP SECOND?  Well, little did I know that on December 31 ~ New...
Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

Music is one of the most beloved expressions of the Christmas season capturing our hearts to contemplate the true meaning of the season ~ the birth of Jesus. There are many famous Christmas carols each with a beautiful message: Silent Night, Away in a Manger, O Holy...
Transition of gov’t ~ words of Lincoln

Transition of gov’t ~ words of Lincoln

Several years ago, I was explaining the election of a President to a Chinese student. At the end, I said, “But the greatest, the most remarkable thing of all is that we will have a transition of government without chaos.” Over the course of 56 elections,...
Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Several English sayings come to my mind with regard to Ryan Lochte’s deplorable behavior in Rio de Janeiro.  This is a very sad day for him. He has disgraced not only himself, but his family and in some ways our nation.  Part of his problem is that he did not...