Archive for September, 2011

Mark Twain was born in Florida. If you want to win an easy bet throw that statement out. Because the majority of people will disagree with you and say that he was born in Missouri. Most people associate Twain with Hannibal, Missouri which is fitting because he moved there went he was young and it [...]

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As I headed home after a week of video shooting in Oklahoma I made a stop in Columbia, Missouri. I had never been on the University of Missouri campus before, but had heard about the  famed Missouri School of Journalism (J-School) ever since I was a paid 19-year old photojournalist while still in college. Missouri’s J-School was [...]

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As I left the Baylor University campus this morning I drove by the theater building where the great playwright Horton Foote did some teaching.  Just just over an hour later, between Waco and Dallas, I drove through Waxahacie, Texas. Waxahacie may not be on your radar, but back when I was in film school took [...]

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One of things I love discovering on the road is those out of the way small places that have been at the crossroads of big things. On Saturday I shot a video in Claremore, Oklahoma (pop. 18,581) that is not only where Will Rodgers once called home but it (and the greater area) is where [...]

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This morning I was on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas and on the above building that I photographed was inscribed: WISDOM IS BETTER THAN RUBIES

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I know in this day and age of cable Tv and the Internet that it’s hard to see something you’ve never seen before, but here’s a photo of The Blue Whale on Route 66 in Catoosa, Oklahoma. And even if you’ve seen it before, it was just restored a couple of weeks ago. So not [...]

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Just in case you missed it, here is an article by The Associated Press that was printed in USA Today (September 22,2011): MANGUM, Okla.—The wife of a former Oklahoma prosion warden who disappeared with a convicted murderer only to be found living with him in Texas nearly 11 years later was found guilty Wednesday of [...]

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“Only two things come from Oklahoma…” Sgt. Emil Foley (Lou Gossett Jr.) An Officer and a Gentleman  It’s fitting a day after the football center TV show Friday Night Lights walked away with two Emmys that the Oklahoma Film & Music office announced Friday Night Lights Director Takes on Oklahoma Produced Feature Film. The movie is [...]

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“Kyle Chandler is the only actor that continually his main notes on scripts has been, ‘Can I say less?’ He’ll call me up about a scene where I’ll have two big speeches, and it’s two and a half pages long and he’ll say to me, ‘You know, here’s what I was thinking, here’s what I [...]

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At the Emmy Awards last night. Friday Night Light Lights had one more last second victory in its playbook. There aren’t many things I don’t like about the Tv program Friday Night Lights, but one of them was its dependence on many last second victories in close football games. Sure, every week during close football games [...]

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