NCAA ‘Dust Bowl’ Game in Norman

We’re all familiar with the Sugar Bow, the Orange Bowl, the Cotton, & the Rose Bowl, but never has any team in the history of college football competed in the DUST BOWL It could be something other than a sorrowful blip in our history and it could be an event for which we feel celebratory…

uThrones, Drugs, & Ages of Integration

We need to seriously think about how we think about Drugs. 18 & 21 are ages of bodily-adulthood, but mental-adulthood doesn’t come around, for MOST of us, until 35. Let me propose these new guidelines: 18 to vape, 21 to smoke tobacco/cannabis, 25 to drink alcohol, 35 to snort cocaine, & 40+ for the opioids…

Pools & Schools

I’ve been thinking about schools, and I think I have an idea that can enhance our students’ knowledge & health. The solution is for the Norman Public Schools (NPS) to invest in renocvating our schools w/ water-therapy pools. These pools wouldn’t be for playing. No. These pools would be specialized PE/Art classes, that happen to…

OU, Army, and Schools

It was a wild weekend. OU barely won vs. Army. The cadets from West Point proved that there’s something powerful to be found in focused training that abstains from serial=fornicating and decadence; qualities that typically characterize the college experience. I parked cars in my grandma’s yard and tried to teach as much as I could…

Bergey Wind & ‘Too Big to Fail’

I had an incredible morning. I met Mike Soriano at Bergey Windpower and he took me on a tour of their facility. It’s right here in Norman and it has been for nearly 40 years. Mike Bergey, one of the co-founders has been running a business from within the crucible that it is our Financialized…

Clarity from chaos: Music’s Purpose

Hey Everybody, I hope your greatness is all over today, Thanks for sitting down to read w/ me. I want to discuss this idea about the saturation of information, debt, & responsibility in our Culture and how it creates both chaos & clarity. It’s my belief that the Guitar is in the Top 10 single-most…

Norman, China, me, my Art, my City & OUR Energy

I continue to find myself pulled in so many disparate directions. There’s a book in the works, album material, rehearsals, speeches, paintings, presentations, home repairs, data research, neighborhood ‘Revivaling’, and that’s all in addition to the mundane aspects of life that we all confront. I try not to lament this excessively, b/c it seems to…

A Finite Week-Ending of Ennui

It’s been a chaotic week for me & Citizen Solutions. City Council approved a budget that was technically ‘balanced’, but lacking in the specificity of cuts to be made. The COO, Steve Lewis, will have the additional job of finding ways to cut $600,000. Oh, and let us not forget that the City ‘found’ about…

Gettin’ Sick, Fasting, and Overall Health

I feel amazing now, and it was approximately just 3 hours ago that I was feeling pretty terrible; my body was aching, my GI tract and abs were ‘inflamming’, I was dehydrated, and ‘slothing’. After fasting and ingesting nothing but water, pharma, & CBD oil, I feel amazing as I type. That was a short…

The ‘Cassandra-Culture’ Complex

There is a psychological phenomena referred to as the ‘Cassandra Complex’, in which one’s accuracy of predicting future calamity is either dismissed b/c they’re perceived to be lacking in merit, inaccurate, or out of spite for their advocate(s). To be brief, Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, the King of Troy. Supposedly she was so…