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Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers

What are our priorities? As a nation, a parent, a member of any community, WHAT, in the name of all that is good and holy, ARE OUR PRIORITIES?

Steven E. Wedel

I am a teacher. I teach English at the high school of an independent district within Oklahoma City. I love my job. I love your kids. I call them my kids. I keep blankets in my room for when they’re cold. I feed them peanut butter crackers, beef jerky, or Pop Tarts when Michelle Obama’s school breakfast or lunch isn’t enough to fill their bellies. I comfort them when they cry and I praise them when they do well and always I try to make them believe that they are somebody with unlimited potential no matter what they go home to when they leave me.

What do they go home to? Sometimes when they get sick at school they can’t go home because you and the person you’re currently shacking up with are too stoned to figure out it’s your phone ringing. Sometimes they go home to parents who don’t…

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Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men -or- Exceeding Expectations

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." adapted from "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns -Date Nights -Book of the Month -Monthly Project What happened to my goal of trying a new hiking route once a month? When did an Official Date Night get dropped from my monthly calendar of new stuff?… Continue reading Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men -or- Exceeding Expectations

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Worthwhile Things I’ve learned- Personally or Vicariously

1.  Own a cast iron skillet. Or several. And learn how to properly use and care for them. 2a.  Life is too short for mediocre coffee and poor wine. Buy the best you can afford. 2b. Even if it is just for you. 2c. Especially if it is just for you! 2d. Sometimes a $2.99… Continue reading Worthwhile Things I’ve learned- Personally or Vicariously

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The Force Awakens… Thirty-Eight-Year-Old Memories

  When I was ten, my brother and I went to the movies to see the first Star Wars. We weren't big theater-goers in our family, so this was a great treat. We were completely blown away, having never seen anything like that before on the big screen. Plus, I was only ten and hadn't… Continue reading The Force Awakens… Thirty-Eight-Year-Old Memories