David Perryman

Missing Mayberry
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Missing Mayberry

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Rascal Flatts’ 2003 song Mayberry laments a society of constant toil and unmoderated pursuit of “more of everything” and is reminiscent of a slower time where houses had porches that were actually used to visit with friends and neighbors. Mayberry means many things to many people. A good number of us were…

It Could Happen Anywhere
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It Could Happen Anywhere

BY DAVID PERRYMAN A few nights ago a small rural community near you convened its regular monthly meeting. It is a good town populated by good people and normally town meetings there draw half a dozen people who are interested in local government and about that many more who are bored with NCIS or Chicago…

What’s In This Piñata?
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What’s In This Piñata?

   BY DAVID PERRYMAN America, the melting pot, has incorporated Christmas traditions from the world over. German immigrants brought with them the traditions of candy canes and Christmas trees. The custom of caroling, kissing under the mistletoe and sending Christmas cards comes from our English heritage. Those of us who are Scandinavian have our ancestors…

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Welcome to Monet, Oklahoma

 BY DAVID PERRYMAN Claude Monet painted in the 19th and 20th century and was among the leaders of the French Impressionist movement. Monet’s open air approach and the fact that he dwelt more on color and light than linear perspective resulted in a style of art that most believe is best viewed from a distance….

Who’s In Your Wallet?
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Who’s In Your Wallet?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN With a $1 billion state budget gap in the forecast, it would seem that everyone at the Capitol would be focused on avoiding more cuts to mental health funding, roads and bridges, higher education and career tech. One would think that finding some relief for Oklahoma’s woefully underpaid public school teachers would…

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