Less clean, less often

Go back to work and keep the house immaculate? Sure, once you get those 32-hour days up and running. It’s certainly not happening now:

I used to vacuum 3 times a week. Now I vacuum once a month and tell myself I’m not doing it more often because it “scares the cat.”

People ask me why I paid extra for these nifty hardwood floors. It’s mostly because I wanted my vacuum cleaner to be able to retire gracefully. (It’s a Hoover upright, age 40.)

You think they bought that? Me either.

OKC vs. Urban Renewal – Part I

Just down the road, consequences of the curious belief that what people really want is more retail.

Ghosts of The Oklahoma City Skyline

History is amazing, isn’t it? Even more so when it’s not preserved. It becomes like excavating a great civilization or unraveling a mystery. Who knows what the layers of history are hiding? After hours of digging you may find that a locally esteemed hero did not always deserve the pedestal on which he’s placed, or even that your local chain store sits in the middle of what was a large lake! The latter is true of the Walmart at Belle Isle Station. Have you ever wondered why it was called Belle Isle? Where is the “isle” part? Researching the name is how I found part of the story. But there is definitely more to it than an old filled-in lake. It was one of the most popular recreation spots in Oklahoma City in the heyday of the streetcar. It took many hours of research to unravel the whole timeline with…

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