Articles tagged with: personal essay
by Randall Atkins, special correspondent for VoicesofOK.org
Cairo – Drunk on the victories of the recent revolution and ousting of their hated president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s youthful opposition may have just sobered up to the realities of their newly democratic state. … Continue reading
For most who pass through Egypt, it is a tourist destination; a place to see first hand the remnants of an ancient civilization. During the winter months resort towns along the red and white seas serve as a sunny getaway for middle class westerners, but what is lost on most of these visitors is the vast inequities and contradictions that exist in the country.… Continue reading
by Gene Perry
The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival can make you believe in ghosts. He may have died more than 40 years ago, but last week Woody Guthrie haunted Okemah, OK, the town where he was born.
Guthrie lives on in many ways at this festival, which is held very year during the humid peak of summer.… Continue reading
A fan/friend’s road journal: John Fullbright opened for legendary tunesmith Jimmy Webb at The Blue Door, OKC. Friday, May 15, 2009.
by Danny Marroquin
You may not know the burgeoning songwriter John Fullbright, who’s currently planning his first 5 or 100 albums in the solitude of the East Oklahoma countryside.… Continue reading
This is the second in a series of short essays by local individuals on what Oklahoma means to them. If you are interested in contributing an essay to “Being Okie,” contact us through the contributors’ page.
by Lindsay Hodges Anderson
I have betrayed Oklahoma.… Continue reading
This is the first in a series of short essays by local individuals on what Oklahoma means to them. If you are interested in contributing an essay to “Being Okie,” contact us through the contributors’ page.
by Gene Perry
A few years ago, I visited the opening of a museum.… Continue reading