April 19, 1995
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 28 years this week. The news that April morning spread very quickly. This was before the age of social media; Facebook and Twitter were still a decade away. Every TV and radio in the office was tuned to the news. There had been a massive explosion in Oklahoma City. Then came the pictures of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The utter shock of it all brought our small office to a standstill. I still remember those first few hours of devastation and panic and the days of desperation, questions, and disbelief that followed. It’s something we, unfortunately, experienced again a few years later on a bright September morning.
We remember 168 of our family, friends, and neighbors this Wednesday. We recognize the first responders and volunteers who worked days to rescue and recover the fallen. And we thank all the good people at the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum who keep this memory alive.
This week will be much like the last. Doing some research for the next podcast episode. Unfortunately, the recording of said episode, might be delayed. I’m still recovering from a cough. My voice is weak and rough right now. Please follow us on Mastodon for updates.
More later. Time to remember.
In The News
Oklahoma sheriff and commissioner accused of discussing racism and killings
FBI Investigating Alleged Death Threats Made By County Officials Against Oklahoma Newspaper Reporters
Gov. Stitt calls for the resignation of McCurtain County officials
As hopes of confirmation wane, Governor replaces Ryan Walters as Secretary of Education | The Frontier
Prairie Chicken the focus of a lawsuit by Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas | Oklahoma Energy Today
Tiny herd, big impact: Buffalo in Sulphur move to a new home | KGOU
NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media' | NPR
Here’s How to Find the Original Bitcoin Manifesto in Your Mac | Gizmodo
Something To Watch
Starship Velociraptor | Jonathan Young
Making a "Mannish" Victorian Coat & Vest : Historically Accurate Good Omens Cosplay pt 3 | Nicole Rudolph
The Supreme Court Case That Changed the Fate of American Workers For Decades | Lochner v. New York | Mr. Beat
Why Lackadaisy is a TRIUMPH for Animation (and you should watch it) | Saberspark
Style Theory: The Color of EVIL! (Puss in Boots) | The Style Theorists
PAN PIZZA IN 1 HOUR (No Mixer) | Brian Lagerstrom
This past week it was time for music from other sources. It's always nice to listen to Radio Paradise and Indie Pop Rocks on soma fm. AndLofi Girl launched a brand new stream on YouTube, synthwave radio - beats to chill/game to.
I still listening to Titan by John Varley on Audible.
I'm also getting to watch more Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball games. MLB.TV added MiLB games to its subscription.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or connect with me at Mastodon at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week.