One of the great things about working for the Society of Professional Journalists and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is getting to meet and know journalists from all over the country.
During my tenure, I have become friends with Joe Hight, director of information and development, at The Oklahoman. In addition to working at The Oklahoman, Joe is president of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
Anyhoo...Joe contacted me last week to let me know that The Oklahoman was in the process of launching a new section on its Web site called KnowIt which currently features online communities and features on addiction; cancer; death, dying and grief; and retirement. He asked me if I would be willing to have my blog linked to the cancer section and I readily agreed. I was contacted by a reporter late last week who wrote a brief story that introduced the blog. I received word on Friday evening that the site was "live."
You can access the online story and link to my blog here.
My Mom, Dad and brothers think it's kind of cool that their baby boy/brother has made the big time in Cowboy Country, where I grew up from 1974 - 1986.
And congratulations to my No. 17-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys on their crushing upset of the No. 3-ranked Missouri Tigers, 28-23, in Columbia last evening. Boy One Dale and I were glued to the TV for the entire game. I am now awaiting the arrival of the six dollars I won from two humbled Tiger supporters.
And today, we will be cheering for the Colts to win their first home game in the new and beautiful Lucas Oil Stadium. Dale and I will be on hand to root the Colts to a victory over the Baltimore Ravens...the new Colts vs. the old Colts!
T minus five days and counting until my skull is once again opened like a sardine can! Let's get 'er done!