Tag: Tulsa

The Train to Will Rogers

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest Okies who ever lived. Will Rogers, who was born Nov. 4, 1879, said, “It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.” In honor of Will, here is a poem that I wrote…

Intersection

193rd E. Ave. & Admiral 5:45 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 Route 66 feeds into Tulsa here, County Line Road  to some, where rural exhausts the city, A passive crossroad, nodding its head In the early evening, one block south Of the radiator rising…

Impossible Girls

Hearts, X’s and O’s, violins wearing flames Or wings—you pick. Impossible flowers Made of hearts and words. The best kind Of flower is impossible. The best life Is the impossible one. Listen girls: Do it.

Reconciliation

Reconcile: from the Latin reconciliare (to bring together again), from re (again) + conciliare (to make friendly, conciliate) Dead grasses hide the cityscape. Death becomes life becomes A continual process we forget because we are all about now, all about the waters poured into…

On the Web & Coming to an NPR Station Near You

The radio show State of the ReUnion visited the museum back in August as part of a story about Tulsa. Listen to their story about us (it’s about 4 minutes) and watch the slide show of photos taken during their visit. You can also…

Not Meaning

The public radio show State of the ReUnion will be at our museum this Friday, Aug. 17, to interview me and others as part of a community story about Tulsa and surrounding areas. Since this show is not in our local NPR station line-up,…