Wednesday, December 23, 2015

mellow yellow monday and short stroy slam week 35

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some mandala art... 

uneasy trips
quick reactions
a day filled with wonders

papa john vs cici's
dominos against mazios,
lots of people know pizza hut

love is delightful 
when expectation is met
and stomach is stuffed 

the air goes stale
with no wind blowing
books of mazes tell ways of exit

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

lovely products, the bigheart times, and hominy news-progress

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Osages approve language immersion

Come August, a few more area children are going to be exposed to a second language.
As the last vote of the seventh special session Friday, the Fourth Osage Congress approved an additional $195,896 appropriation to the tribe’s Division of Education and Early Childhood Services to fund an Osage immersion language nest in Pawhuska for children five years old and younger.
“I was raised by a full-blooded Osage grandmother who spoke Osage first, English second,” Congresswoman Alice Buffalohead said. “She didn’t learn to speak English until she was five years old. We know the teachers … are going to do a great job and make this immersion program happen, as we hear more and more people speaking Osage in the last 10 years.”
Buffalohead, along with Angela Pratt, RJ Walker, Archie Mason, John Maker and Otto Hamilton voted in favor of the bill, which was signed by Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear on Monday.
Among the five members of Congress who voted against the proposal, several made it explicitly clear that while they support the idea of an immersion program and efforts to preserve the language, they could not overlook the tribe’s tight finances. During the fall 2014 session, the legislature had to cut division budgets by 6 percent across the board in order to make up a multi-million dollar shortfall. The new immersion program will be funded for the remainder of fiscal year 2015 in part by cuts to three other services under the education division, including career and vocational scholarships.
“It is very difficult for me to come up here and explain why I’m going to vote one way or the other,” Congressman James Norris said. “I do support our language and the way we’re going to teach our children and others how to preserve our language. It’s difficult when you’re trying to be budget conscious though.
“I totally support our language program and preserving our language. However, unfortunately, I cannot support this piece of legislation right now. It’s very difficult for me…but because of the dollars and cents attached to it, I’m voting no.”
Norris, Speaker Maria Whitehorn, William “Kugee” Supernaw, John Jech and Ron Shaw all voted against the legislation.
Congresswoman Shannon Edwards was absent.
Along with funding competitive pay to bring in more teachers to make the program work, the additional appropriation allows the creation of a new position to oversee and coordinate the immersion program and its accompanying logistics, such as facilities, finances, communication and potentially growing the site to incorporate elementary grades in the future.
The language nest program, open to children as young as six weeks old, would incorporate both the Osage language and cultural aspects using elements of an established mainstream curriculum and one developed by the tribe’s language department. The Cochiti Pueblo, based near Albuquerque, uses a similar concept at its day care.
Run in concert with the tribe’s already existing early childhood program in Pawhuska, additional participation will be expected from parents who enroll their children in the language nest. Along with a registration form, plans call for parents to have a class one night per week, plus one Saturday per month in order to encourage their child’s language retention.
“Here we are in 2015, we are developing an immersion curriculum but in 1915, it wasn’t necessary,” Mason said. “Our parents and grandparents all lived it and some of us heard it growing up. We didn’t have to have a school, but that’s what we’re doing today. That’s the difference a generation makes as we try to figure out how to capture and retain our language.”
As of Friday, no policies are in place to restrict enrollment to only Osage children or employment to only Osage Nation citizens.

by Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

the festival moment from okstateuniversity

people like to do contributions,
some go on research project,
some go on teaching and learning projects

a celebration took place
the edmond low lawn area is full
of joyful music,

let it snow, let it snow

many students dance
some wear red skirt and santa hats
a few post photos from JcPenney

let's read some names, with Burns Hargis,
see Bailey Norwood, Amie Harr, Jim Hill, Garey Fox,
Jeffrey Young, Shelbie Witte, Andrew Urich, and Guolong glenn Zhang

an award or a plaque is valuable
since Hongping Wu, Qun E Feng, and Ann Hargis,
we do pay attention to Rodney Jones, Kyte Perry, John Wolf, and Bret Danilowicz

another list of faculty is posted by Cynthia Wang,
along with Wenhui Wu, Ai E Dai, Tao Zhi Zhu, Chuanzhen Peng, and Ai E Wu,
we wave hello to Judy Wang, Yanqiu Wang, Ning Ju, Alan Noel, and Pamela Fry 

Friday, November 27, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Utah mountain, My Memory Art, Holiday Season, Short Stroy Slam w33, gratefulness...

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Utah mountains,
residing next to salt lake water
all year long
Holiday season
twinkling like kay jewelry diamonds
of pure joy
nude fanfare lights
orange, white, red, green, and blue,
an O makeshift
sunny brooklyn
crawling cross the shouts of molecules
pulling wasp of russians
spider web
crowing above clumsy begrudge 
the tao of wu
with colorful words whirling
a Christmas cheer
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Black & White Wednesday ~ Holiday Season

3WW Week No. 456: nude, makeshift, lackadasical  

 Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

Whirligig 36
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mike Gundy calls O’Colly writers ‘punk college kids’


Mike Gundy preparing for the Cactus Bowl. (USATSI)
Mike Gundy preparing for the Cactus Bowl. (USATSI)
Mike Gundy preparing for the Cactus Bowl. (USATSI)
Mike Gundy preparing for the Cactus Bowl. (USATSI)
Mike Gundy is back, you guys.
I mean he is back.
On Wednesday the ball coach held court for an hour with various members of the media1 and discussed his starting QB, the O’Colly, his running back problem and…spelling tests.
We’ll get to the other stuff in a little bit but for now let’s look at the grenade Gundy launched in the direction of the Daily O’Collegian.

The backstory

I wrote about the issue at hand in December after the O’Colly posted a headline entitled “Gundy Be Gone” and wrote “Gundy didn’t want to be (at the press conference on Monday). After this season, the O’Colly thinks maybe it’s best that he isn’t.”
These are actual words I wrote as a follow up to that! (#NostraPistols)
All of this goes away, too, if Gundy wins Bedlam and/or OSU starts out hot next season with Mason Rudolph at the helm.
He’s once again lauded as the quirky, crazy brainchild of a wild midwestern offensive-minded football program who makes too much money to coach a bunch of 19-year-olds to within reach of a conference championship.
That moment feels a long away from this one but I really don’t think it is.
Gundy was given plenty of ammunition for a rebuttal to the O’Colly (after over a month, no less) from the fact that most of what I proposed actually, gasp, happened.
On Wednesday he used it. Oh did he use it.

Why Gundy is mad

“The first thing that came to mind was that it was probably (written by) some college punks,” said Gundy. “You’ve got to realize who the source is.”
“Young people that put out something like that, that is a big statement,” he said.
“When you say something like that, you had better make sure that you can back that up and that your information is good because you are stepping out there…You should not be influenced by people (who) don’t put their name on it.”2
Now I’m not sure how anyone from the O’Colly would “back that up” because it’s not like they’re in charge of the employment of anyone making decisions at OSU. They had an opinion and they gave it.
Gundy saying that sort of seems like a “I beat OU I can say whatever the **** I want right now” statement.

What’s wrong with the sports media world

He continued.
“They are trying to do something to make themself something and what they don’t understand…I’ll be real candid with you, it’s like right now that I’m not a real big fan of sports talk radio.”3
“Let me tell you why, they get on, forget me, it’s we need to fire this guy, we need to fire this guy, no, we need to fire this guy. Well, what about firing you. You (radio hosts) say a lot of things that aren’t true and it’s been proven things you’ve been saying are way off.”
I actually agree with this which is kind of funny because it’s sort of my job to highlight and exacerbate explosive sports content on the Internet. Still, I value quality things and not just throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it’s done.
“I didn’t read it and they (friends) told me the brunt of it and I really didn’t think anything about it and that’s just some punk college kid that doesn’t have a clue,” Gundy concluded. “I could really care less to be honest with you.”
He actually meant “couldn’t care less” which is actually not true4 because he just went on a multi-paragraph tirade about the whole thing.

Hindsight is pretty easy

I thought at the time it was a fairly reactionary for the O’Colly to print what it did though I will say it’s a LOT easier to sit here on January 15 and be-downgrade it for what it was than when it was written in December.
The two main points in all of this are as follows:
1. We are too in-the-moment reactionary to various events. God forbid we collect more than one game’s worth of data and evidence to draw a conclusion on something.
Gundy is right about that. I call it the LeBron Possession Theory.5
For a few years it felt like every playoff possession from LeBron would make or break his career. It was infuriating. Let him finish the season! The series! The game! How about just the quarter?!
That’s the nature of it, though.
There’s more space to be filled in 2015 than ever and inevitably it’s going to be filled with nonsense at times (this blog isn’t immune to that) because to build something that’s nuanced takes a lot of time, a lot of effort and can’t be shipped daily or hourly.
Your choices are either 1. listen to it and get super mad or happy or 2. don’t listen to it and don’t get super mad or happy.
2. Gundy is letting the swagger hang, isn’t he? I mean he just went 7-6 and scraped his way into a bowl in which he used a defensive lineman to lead his team offensively and he’s letting it ride like he just picked up Urban Meyer to coach the offense.
His “you came at the king and you missed” attitude is fine, I suppose, but the reality is that this season was really bad until the OU game and he was doing a terrible job handling the media and managing the perception of the program.
We forget all that because Tyreek in Norman and the defense is so young and WE HAVE OUR DANGED QUARTERBACK IN PLACE NOW but all of that doesn’t erase an atrocious two months in the middle of the year.
Gundy is back, though, so I’m not sure any of it — the losing streak, the QB whiffs or what was written in the paper — even matters anymore. In fact I’m pretty sure it doesn’t.
Quotes via Tulsa World and Scout — go read those stories, they have a ton of great quotes from Gundy. Even more than I included here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

P is for Press Freedom, Halloween Parade, and Placid

P is for Press Freedom


Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

Halloween Parade

3WW Week No. 451 

placid, quirky, nondescript

my entry:

she refuse to be the person who goes liberal,
yet she decides not to ponder those quirky topics,
maybe sometimes,
not too often,
she wishes to enjoy her press freedom,
just writing poetry, compose short fiction
so that her perspective is known,
and her potential is read,
at last, she still wear plain shoes,
cotton t-shirts, and pansy pants,

any nondescript message sent to her makes
none sense
and under some placid feedback
to her poetry, biographic story,
she is accepted by many,
and the fishing net is out as always,
despite the risk of being pushed to her limit,
she swims, freely,
knowing that the water is deep,
and the horizon is wide. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

harry potter

the world becomes one union
all of  a sudden,
i hear people complain,
I hear people scream,
I feel upset,
I feel the emotional burden,
I ride Train to Harry Potter's school,
I feel werid and i feel cool,
I image magic,
I fight against evil,
I speak of truth,
I play hide and seek,
no rule for a fiction,
but the vomiting of a regretting heart

Birthdays at chuck E Cheese's


Feeling like a "star" on your birthday is a childhood rite of passage. At Chuck E. Cheese's your child can become a Star or a Super Star, or even a Mega Super Star with one of our star themed birthday packages. No matter the package, we'll provide them with an outfit/costume of their choosing, including a Chuck E. Cheese T-shirt, Superhero mask & cape, or Princess mask & cape. To ensure FUNtastic times for everyone, we provide a safe environment that gives you peace of mind and gives them the games, attractions, and shows they love.

Chuck E. Shirt or Superhero or Princess

Friday, August 7, 2015

An in-depth look at the strategies of Google's shockingly successful founders


You've used their products. You've heard about their skyrocketing wealth and "don't be evil" business motto. But how much do you really know about Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin?

Inside Larry and Sergey's Brain skips past the general Google story and focuses on what really drives these men and where they will take Google in the future. Richard L. Brandt shows the company as the brainchild of two brilliant but individual men and looks at Google's business decisions in light of its founders' ambitions and beliefs.

Larry is the main strategist, with business acumen and practical drive, while Sergey is the primary technologist and idealist, with brilliant ideas and strong moral positions. But they work closely together, almost like complementary halves of a single brain. Larry is more socially awkward and rarely volunteers to answer questions. Sergey is more poised but is also shy with outsiders.

Through interviews with current and former employees, competitors, partners, and senior Google management, plus conversations with the founders themselves, Brandt demystifies the secret society that is Google, as well as clarifying a number of misconceptions.

For instance, it may seem more and more that Google wants to be something other than a search company as it expands into e-mail, cell phones, Web browsers, wiki information sites, social networks, and photo editing. But actually, Larry and Sergey just define search a little differently from everyone else. They also like to act as catalysts for change in industries (such as telecommunications) that affect their business.

Theoretically, any of half a dozen competitors could have gotten where Google is today. But in reality, none of them could have been Google, because they didn't have Larry and Sergey.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sarah Tolmie: from Trio

Have you ever seen a grafted tree? They’re rare.
I once saw one that bore apples and pears.
It was truly weird and strangely beautiful,
Twice-fruited. Copious, plentiful,
Glorious. Could that be us? Is this
The image I should use? Not ancient
Vice, unnatural growth, nature underneath
The yoke, but free to flower twice, he/she?
Joined at the stock; two bodies, and two sets
Of thoughts? Two lives and yet one energy?
So then, where do I make the cut? You ready?
Breathe, my love, and close your eyes. I throw away
The grafting knife. The job is done. We are
Already one, life slipped into life.

We’re standing at the bar and I’m buying
You a drink; you are rubbing my back.
Anyone standing behind us will think
You are my man, so sure your hand
In its quiet proprietary right.
Little do they know that you, Mr Uptight
Will stroke my spine but rarely meet my eye.
That you reach out without asking why,
Seeking comfort, seeking to comfort me.
Your hand performs its own soliloquy
Divorced from conscious thought. You are only
Mine metonymically. Your hip, my thigh;
Your hand, my side; our clavicles have met
And kissed and understood. Our heads, not yet.
Sarah Tolmie is associate professor of English at the University of Waterloo. Her books include the novel The Stone Boatman and the short story collection NoFood.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Murphy People from Santa Monica


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Murphy (disambiguation).
Family name
Meaning "sea-warrior"
Region of origin Ireland
Language(s) of origin Irish
Related names Murchadh, Murphey, MacMurphy, MacMurrough, Morphy, O'Morchoe, O'Murphy, Murray, Morrow, MacMorrow
Murphy is an Anglicized version of two Irish surnames: Ó Murchadha/Ó Murchadh ("descendant of Murchadh"), and Mac Murchaidh/Mac Murchadh ("son of Murchadh")[1] derived from the Irish personal name Murchadh, which meant "sea-warrior" or "sea-battler".[2] (Muir meaning "sea" and cath meaning "battle").[3]
In modern Irish, "Ó Murchú", rather than "Ó Murchadha", is used.
Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland, the fourteenth most common surname in Northern Ireland and the fifty-eighth most common surname in the United States.[4]


Notable people named Murphy