Monthly Archives: January 2017

Profile Response: Keith Reed, Perkins OK

“We live in a time of cultural complacency. People just sit there and take it. We don’t protest. We just take what the preacher says.” There’s nothing complacent about Keith Reed. After completing two long tours: the first across North … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Marion Paden, Oklahoma City OK

“At the end of your life how do you want to be remembered? I would like people think I’m funny, but I can’t control that. I also want them to think my life made a difference.” For over thirty years … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Judy Ferguson Oklahoma City OK

Judy Ferguson: mother of six girls; home school teacher; marathon runner; short order breakfast cook; manager of Francesca’s outlet store; sod farmer’s wife; soccer player; coffee drinker; comfort food cook; mud runner, devout Christian. After a day at work, many … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg, Oklahoma City OK

During high school circa 1973, Mary Reynolds wore corduroy pants and a cargo jacket, blew a wicked trumpet, and honed her musicianship more carefully than her algebra skills. During college visits home I enjoyed hearing her band, ‘Sisters of Swing,’ … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Kenyon Morgan, Oklahoma City OK

Kenyon Morgan saved me from the misery of my first professional job. Six months out of graduate school I was working for a large Oklahoma City firm, the only period of my life I was truly bored. Kenyon had recently … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Johnny Seay Norman OK

“The Jeffersonian idea of public education is to integrate the fundamentals of a society. We’ve dumbed down our education to technical and lost the fundamentals that bind society. It’s the root of our dissolution; the reason no one knows how … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Donna Powell, Durant, OK

In 1996 Donna Powell was 24 years old. She had two children and a husband dabbling in meth. “I was in a tough place. I prayed to God to show me the Light.” Today Donna owns a $3 million staffing … Continue reading

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