Browsing through the first edition of the Oklahoma Game and Fish News (January 1945) I came across the name of former Medicine Park resident H.T. Wails. He had been hired as a helper on a deer trapping and transplanting project conducted at Fort Sill beginning in December 1944.
I am nearly devoid of words this week. My in-laws came to visit over the weekend and one of the first electrified morsels out of my children’s mouths was news of the Capitol riot. “Hey! Hey! Did you know there was a riot at the capitol?” Yes, I told them about it.
Recently, it was decided that the President of the United States was using a social media platform called Twitter, to incite violence and misinformation. As users of social media platforms, we agree to their Terms of Service (ToS) when we download their products and utilize them.
This is not a political column. Yet, I must address the events of Jan. 6 in the light of raising children. Talking to little people whose minds are not yet fully developed must be handled with wisdom, especially in a tricky situation.
Opting out has been on my mind since I watched OU play Florida in the Cotton Bowl. But I want to start with the fact that we have made it through the holiday break and the exciting news is high school sports are back in full swing (barring any Covid problems).