A new appreciation

March 27, 2020 A week ago today I went into the hospital for what turned out to be appendicitis. While I was waiting for my CT scan that morning, my appendix burst. I got out Tuesday this week with a boatload of heavy antibiotics to clean out all the sepsis from my blood, etc. If […]

The Gypsy and the Farmer

Part of the fun of keeping a blog is putting little bits of oneself out there, and today I’m sharing one of my Dad’s favorite Gypsy jokes — without this, it may be lost to the mists of time. I wonder if they still tell these in Hungary. All countries and nationalities have a history […]

All good things…

Flammarion woodcut

June 10, 2019 Last week I severed my final tie to the Tulsa Area United Way, my wonderful employer for 8+ years. I maintain the highest respect for their mission and the great folks who work there, doing so much for our 5-county service area. My first volunteer activity for them was the very first […]

“I regret nothing!”

I’ve written before about my “Marcel Proust madeleine moments,”  and I had another one yesterday…coming back from getting new air filters and I’m bored with all my usual Sirius/XM channels.  So I wander over to the Opera/Classical station, and they’re playing Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem.”  I sang it in University Chorale for Laven Sowell, and it […]

Dear AT&T…

To:     AT&T, Uverse Division Fr:     Gary Szabo, a loyal but disgruntled customer   Dear AT&T: I’m writing to recommend some changes to your next version of the Pace 5031NV DSL modem, aka “the 2WIRE Uverse modem.” I UNDERSTAND the importance of making a trouble-free device; one that’s so bulletproof and simple in its’ […]

My Day at the Capitol: #oklahomateacherwalkout

April 4, 2018 Today Karen, Miss P and I drove down to Oklahoma City, adding our voice to the thousands of educators who, for almost all of my daughter’s life, have that their salary buying power reduced by over 10%, and per-pupil funding reduced by near 20%.  Putting Oklahoma last in overall education funding. I’m […]