R.I.P. Billy Graham

Billy once stated: “Someday, you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” And now he is. R.I.P. Billy Graham, after a very long and well-lived earthly life.

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Norman: Keep Rejecting Storm-water Utility

It’s physical and logical folly to treat rural Norman the same way as urbanized Norman for the sake of storm-water drainage. Urban (and much of suburban) Norman drains off larger aggregated concrete areas per square mile, largely into storm sewers that vector water rapidly into the river with almost no time for natural settling and filtration. Rural Norman drains off far less concrete per square mile, into a mix of surrounding ground and creeks. The land uses are not the same. The collective imperviousness is not the same. The drainage is not the same. Therefore the per-square-foot storm-water assessments must not be the same.

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Evil: Celebrating Death of Those with Differing Views

It does not pleasure me to reveal these aspects. Yet as someone who (having spent two decades in the inner city) has seen both the most beautiful and ugly sides humanity has to offer, I see it as a necessary service, lest we be ignorant of what lurks out there, and of what it can become.

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