California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State

A vacation to end the summer symbolizes the start of autumn, on the calendar if not the thermometer. It won’t start to feel autumnal in Oklahoma until November. To escape … Continue reading California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State

Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps

Since I’ve downloaded the Pedometer++ app, I’ve become a bit obsessed with checking my steps. Considering I have an iPhone and an Apple Watch, I’m not sure why I’m just … Continue reading Fitness Hack: Using sports to pile on the steps

Ryan’s Weekend Soundtrack (July 14-15): BLOXX, Spencer Lee Band, Elvis Costello

It’s clear that 2018 is a year of transition. I’m finishing up my first year back in a newsroom, and that feels great. I’m gradually going through the process of … Continue reading Ryan’s Weekend Soundtrack (July 14-15): BLOXX, Spencer Lee Band, Elvis Costello

Godspeed, good Buick: Brothers try to revive 1987 Buick Century

We were sure that Mom had given away the 1987 Buick Century. She certainly didn’t drive it. My brothers and I thought some charity had claimed it at least a … Continue reading Godspeed, good Buick: Brothers try to revive 1987 Buick Century

‘This Is A Beautiful Life:’ Clean House, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

We are selling this house for $74,900 in honor of our mother. The home was owned by two families in 80 years, both of which kept the house immaculately. We’re … Continue reading ‘This Is A Beautiful Life:’ Clean House, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

YouTube channel update: The YouTube growth struggle is real.

A few days ago, somebody noted that they enjoyed seeing me play the piano online, and I gave a jumbled nonsensical reply about trying to master YouTube, which is at … Continue reading YouTube channel update: The YouTube growth struggle is real.

Back to Basic(s): Lots of people ‘cut the cord.’ I reattached. Here’s why.

There are hundreds of stories of people who “cut the cord,” meaning that they eliminated cable and went to slimmer services or none at all. Some go to things like … Continue reading Back to Basic(s): Lots of people ‘cut the cord.’ I reattached. Here’s why.