Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

how to grow a beard at Brigham Young University (if approved)

What is the process for obtaining a beard exception? | honorcode.byu.edu A student who wishes to obtain a beard exception must visit a BYU Student Health Center doctor by appointment (422.5156). The doctor will fax his recommendation. The student then needs to come to the Honor Code Office to fill out some paperwork and receive […]

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Roger Ebert: The Essential Man – Esquire It has been nearly four years since Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to speak. Now television’s most famous movie critic is rarely seen and never heard, but his words have never stopped.

snow day

The truest thoughts are those that contradict themselves, she said, and laughed at the idea that snow melts into ice melts into water melts into air melts into our lungs, where we cannot follow. We cannot follow. We are bundled and hesitant. We take hostage of our heat, and we repeat the truest lie: that […]

We should stop making pennies and while we’re at it stop making dollars so people will actually use dollar coins. Also bring back the Sacagaweas, those were the best ones.

Pennies, now with Captain America shields for some reason, still totally useless.

Teddy Roosevelt riding a moose.

are these things related?

Oklahoma mental health services suffer cuts Bills by Wesselhoft and Kern aim to protect Oklahomans from radio tracking, one-world government

latest in human/computer collaborations

Some of these are pretty good. I especially like “Whatever This Is” and “International Synergy.” Google Voice Transcriptions Formatted and Annotated As Poetry I think I’ve noticed something about these Google Voice transcriptions:  I see an authorial sensibility taking form, like a face emerging from a cloud bank. These transcriptions can be read as poetry.

great moments in civic responsibility

11 voters pass Crutcho’s $1M school bond | NewsOK.com CRUTCHO — With less than a dozen votes, the Crutcho School District has passed a $1 million bond issue. On Tuesday, 11 people voted yes on a proposal that school officials said will pay for new rest-rooms, updated plumbing and roof repairs. Three people voted against […]

not a boogeyman

We like to imagine “sex offenders” as irredeemable monsters, but situations like this are far more common than what you see on Law & Order: SVU. No longer a registered sex offender, but the stigma remains – CNN.com As a teenager, Ricky Blackman carried an Oklahoma driver’s license with the words “sex offender” stamped in […]

the man who never was

The Man Who Never Was « Iconic Photos Early morning on the 1st of May 1943, a Spanish fisherman discovered a corpse clothed in British military attire which had washed ashore. Apparently a casualty of an airplane accident at sea, he had a briefcase chained to him. …

Will this be Oklahoma soon?

The end result of anti-government, anti-tax mania: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many – The Denver Post This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric. More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado […]

the marriage cure

The article is from 2003, but I would bet not much has changed. The stories of discrimination by OKC bus drivers are especially disturbing. The Marriage Cure | NewAmerica.net One July morning last year in Oklahoma City, in a public-housing project named Sooner Haven, twenty-two-year-old Kim Henderson pulled a pair of low-rider jeans over a […]

Interfaith Dialogue of the Day, Part XV

failure and success, empathy and imagination J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.

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