David Perryman

Fifth Down And Goal To Go
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Fifth Down And Goal To Go

BY DAVID PERRYMAN For decades, the football officials of the old Southwest Conference were considered the most biased in the game. The fact was it was nearly impossible for a gridiron team to escape stadiums in Houston, Dallas, Waco, Lubbock, Austin, Fort Worth or Fayetteville with a victory. But what has been referred to as…

The Conundrum Of Desperation
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The Conundrum Of Desperation

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Desperate times call for desperate measures. With a white supremacist madman in control of perhaps the most technologically advanced military machine in the history of the world, the future looked bleak. Those around the world who opposed his path toward destruction could not understand how he had persuaded so many citizens to…

Water, Water Everywhere
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Water, Water Everywhere

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Annie Edson Taylor was a schoolteacher and, like many Oklahoma schoolteachers, was required to rely on other sources of income to make ends meet. Ms. Taylor was resourceful and imaginative. So much so that on her 63rd birthday, she tried to secure her financial future and avoid the poorhouse by becoming the…

How To Build A Better Mousetrap
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How To Build A Better Mousetrap

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Ralph Waldo Emerson, America’s quintessential philosopher, famously said, “If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mouse trap than his neighbors, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” While Emerson’s philosophical and literary…

Rendering The Lard
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Rendering The Lard

UPDATE: Gov. Kevin Stitt today vetoed SB 251.  BY DAVID PERRYMAN One branch in my family tree connects directly to the Ozarks and while most regions of the country have unique sayings that have been passed down through generations, none are more numerous or colorful than those repeated over the decades by residents of the Appalachian…

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