Advocacy As Therapy?

I want to preface this by saying that in no way am I a trained therapist or counselor. Luckily, my trade allows me the opportunity to have conversations about many different aspects of health care, innovations, and policies. Many of my conversations have dealt on the realities of health care policy challenges on the ground. … More Advocacy As Therapy?

How Aware Are You?

That’s a loaded question isn’t it? If someone asked me how aware I am I’d probably respond with “of course I’m aware, I’m a journalist, it is literally my job to be aware.” Simply asking that question almost comes off as an insult. Nonetheless it’s a powerful question and one worth asking. It’s also far … More How Aware Are You?

Extraordinary Times

Typically I try and keep my politics/policy writing as formal and unbiased as possible. The last thing we need in this political environment is another partisan hack. Yes, there are people and policies at the federal and state levels that I utterly despise and there are people and policies that I think are brilliant and … More Extraordinary Times

A Not-So-National National Historic Site

The National Park Service celebrated its one hundredth birthday this year. While celebrations were focused on parks and national monuments across the country, ranging from Gettysburg to Yellowstone, one site on the National Register of Historic Places was quietly celebrating on the other side of the world.   The Moroccan city of Tangier sits on … More A Not-So-National National Historic Site

If You Think This Ends Tuesday You Are Sorely Mistaken

I. Introduction The long running meme this election has been that 2016 is the worst and we simply have to get through the election and through the year before the world ends. For many November 9, 2016 is a magical date where all of the noise and insanity will suddenly disappear. A likely Hillary Clinton … More If You Think This Ends Tuesday You Are Sorely Mistaken

The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon

As I mentioned in my previous post, Alisha and I have had just a little bit of a busy year. Since about January we’ve been in school/work/wedding mode and are still working our way out of it even though we’ve been back in OKC for three weeks. We’ve done a lot of traveling but not in … More The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon