Art and Aliens in New Mexico

A few strange tales from my recent trip….. Welcome back. The stone carvings here in the Piedra Lumbre basin in northwestern New Mexico weren’t carved by man but by nature, through thousands of years of exposure to wind, snow, rain and brutal sun. Dinosaurs lived here and thousands of them…

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Wild Brew 2017 and the Sutton Avian Research Center

Welcome back. I find it hard to believe that Wild Brew is celebrating its 19th year. For those of you who don’t know this is the big annual fundraiser benefiting the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research which is just a few miles outside of Bartlesville. Among its many achievements, the…

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Heaven on Earth

Welcome back. Somewhere between the sun and a man’s last breath lies a stretch of land in north central New Mexico that many think is enchanted and many others consider to be heaven on earth. Traveling from Cimarron up into the Sangre de Christo mountain range you first come to…

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Annie and the Goodspeed Opera House

Welcome back. Friends on July 20-23 the play that broke all the records at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway back in 1977, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical along the way, will be playing here at the Bartlesville Community Center. This show has been produced overseas in just…

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Epigrams to Live By from Waite Phillips

A few sayings from one of my role models… Welcome back. Until the day he died in 1964 Waite Phillips carried a small booklet tucked away in his jacket pocket everywhere he went and he opened it often. Was it some kind of financial statement? After all, for most of…

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Audiobooks

I am considering making an audiotape of Footprints in the Dew…. Welcome back. I spent the past weekend doing a book signing in Kansas City at the largest gun show in the state which was held at the KCI Expo Center at the airport which is a place I wrote…

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Bob Funk and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Welcome back. This year’s class of eight inductees into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is quite impressive with some names I hope you may have already heard of. American Idol winner in 2005 country music giant from Checotah, Oklahoma Carrie Underwood and Shannon Miller who won seven Olympic medals in…

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