Positive Politics: For Beau Williams

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WYLIE ENDORSES BEAU WILLIAMS FOR CORPORATION COMMISSIONER OOLOGAH (June 18, 2018)—John M. Wylie II, 2004 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner and Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame publisher, today endorsed Beau Williams as the Democratic nominee for the OCC seat now held by Bob Anthony. “I was able to meet with Beau Saturday in Claremore […]

June 18, 2018

Reality meets fantasy

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By Faith L. Wylie Light reached out through the dreary January afternoon, luring tired travelers off the road. We pulled off and scurried to the door, pulling up our collars against a cutting cold wind. After a trip to the facilities, we lingered. A warm cup and tasty morsel would fortify us for the road […]

March 1, 2018

For Trains of the Future … Look to the Past

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Printed in the Oklahoma Observer, February 2018 By JOHN M. WYLIE II Those seeking true national rail service for the 21st century need to follow downtowns nationwide and look to the past. Oklahoma City and Tulsa aren’t the only places where young millennials and aging boomers are discovering the advantages of combining modern technology with […]

February 10, 2018

Home for the holidays—but where is home?

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By JOHN M. WYLIE II It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other special occasion without hearng everyone from Perry Como to the Carpenters singing: Oh, there’s no place like the home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam, When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, For […]

January 9, 2018

The 12 Days of Christmas

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We are sharing this favorite column that John Wylie wrote after spending more than two months in the hospital By John Wylie, 2012 On the first day of Christmas, my doctors gave to me, a bunch of drugs in an IV. On the second day of Christmas, my doctors gave to me, two output checks […]

December 31, 2017

Mom was a hero

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By John M. Wylie II  My mother, Laura Wylie, died at the age of 71 on Veterans Day 20 years ago today. It was ironic that her completely unexpected death, believed to be the result of medical malpractice, occurred on Veterans Day because she had devoted countless volunteer hours to the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project […]

November 28, 2017