#clarkclass and the Bat Belt analogy

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#clarkclass and the Bat Belt analogy

I think this will be my fourth year guest lecturing in one of the classes of my good friend, UCO professor Dr. Terry Clark. This time, it’s for his Twitter for Journalists class, where we conduct the delicate dance of telling young people, who have grown up tweeting, how to tweet.

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About this Theme

The first version of this theme back in January 2008 was inspired by the great magazine style themes of Brian Gardner and Darren Hoyt. I took those elements that I liked the most in every theme and combined them together in one single theme. The different page templates are inspired by Brian Gardners "Revolution" theme, other elements are taken from "Mimbo" by Darren Hoyt. The Tabbed section is created by using jQuery ui.tabs by Klaus Hartl (stilbuero.de). Meanwihle the theme walked through a lot of development and got its own individual face and functions.

The Name of the theme was inspired by the famous American jazz sax-player, Branford Marsalis. Although I´m German, I decided to present this theme in english in order to make it available for a greater audience.

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Inner life

Textual healing: Mindfulness via SMS Textual healing: Mindfulness via SMS

I’m a self-admitted textaholic. As I’ve learned lessons of mindfulness, I’ve shared with friends via text. Along the way, I copied some into my notepad app. Recently, I went through my text notes and de-personalized it – what emerged is this essay about separating from pain and becoming aware of a happy life.

An escape from mindlessness – part 2 An escape from mindlessness – part 2

Pain took up residence in my heart, and it was loud. It was flamboyant and entitled. And I, on the sucker’s side of spiritual transformation, stood by like an awkward wallflower.

Life

Dad’s Rolex: It’s just a watch. No big deal. Dad’s Rolex: It’s just a watch. No big deal.

The idea my father drove home to me, over and over, is that life doesn’t promise you anything. Not a watch. Not a job. Not a wife. Not an ancestral plot of land. Life, just, is. Nothing more. It’s not depressive, it’s just the way it is. Your task is to make the best of your lot.

Good Dad Project

Preview of Courthouse Campbell video Preview of Courthouse Campbell video

A pre-production-grade preview of my video of Campbell and me poking around at Big Creek a few summers ago. I wanted to teach him about his great grandfather, David Rhea III, or “The Judge” as everyone called him. This project will ultimately be a 30-minute doc about the family, combining several smaller video projects.

Work

A new gig for a new era A new gig for a new era

In Oct. 2013, I left my post as managing editor at the Journal Record and headed north to assume the role as general manager at the Oklahoma Gazette. It is a job that I love and brings me great satisfaction.