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Date : April 2005

April 29, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.29

Today, in Seminole: (Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

IS THE AMERICAN MEDIA TOO POLITICAL?

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Published on: 2005.04.29

(Or, “Are American Citizens Not Political Enough?”) An opinion piece by Wil C. Fry Right now, I’m in the most politics-focused workplace that I’ve ever experienced: an all-local daily newspaper. But I clearly remember the other jobs I’ve held, the grocery stores, the factories, the fast-food joints. There was little talk of politics at those[…]

It’s Too Late, Bush

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Published on: 2005.04.28

Could I be any less excited? The source of my current apathy is that President Bush is about to address the nation on TV. Oh, there he goes. Why don’t I switch the channel? Because I live in Seminole, Okla, and only get one channel, due either to electrical interference by the local cable companies[…]

Lord, I’m Tired

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Published on: 2005.04.27

Lord, I’m tired! All last week, during my vacation, I stayed up until 3 or 4 a.m., and slept until 11 a.m. or Noon. Then, yesterday, all of a sudden, I had to wake up and get to work by 8 in the morning. Which was okay, until last night, I still wanted to stay[…]

April 26, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.26

Maybe the title “Windy City” was given to the wrong town. I’ve been to Chicago, and it’s never as windy as it is here. Today, I saw a cardboard box flung by the wind; it was 30 feet above the highway, floating along like a miniature helicopter. Plus, the wind buffeted my car so hard[…]

April 24, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.24

When you Google “wil c. fry” (in quotes!) you only get 7 results. And all of them are me. That’s pretty cool. I’ve tried Googling several of my old high school friends, and haven’t been able to find any of them. But if they’re looking for me, I shouldn’t be too hard to find. Yesterday,[…]

April 22, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.22

Last night, after a full day of visiting my brother in college at Ada and shopping down there, I got home to hear my police scanner shouting about “shots fired” on Gessel street in Seminole. I forgot I was on vacation, grabbed my camera bag and a pack of cigarettes, and headed over there. Just[…]

Congress Missed Something

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Published on: 2005.04.20

Congress missed something. Like they always do. For those of you who missed it, the United States’ chief legislative body passed another bill yesterday, this one aimed at allowing parents to use devices that edit “smut” from DVD movies, to protect their children. They’re sending the law to Mr. Bush for signing. I don’t have[…]

Vacation & Writing

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Published on: 2005.04.18

Shay-la, you were right. “Ray” was a powerful movie. I know it’s not a good idea to write a movie review within minutes of seeing a movie, so I won’t  do it. I’ll just say this. I’ve seen hundreds of “musical” movies, many of them with historical ramifications. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen[…]

Death and Taxes

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Published on: 2005.04.15

(If you don’t pay income taxes, don’t bother reading this entry.) Since today is April 15, commonly known as “Tax Day,” I will offer here a few personal opinions on the U.S. Tax Code. I’m not a member of either of the two common political parties, so both of them should take offense when I[…]

Earth Engulfed in Flame

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Published on: 2005.04.14

Sorry about last night’s entry. It was way too long. But if anyone wants to know a lot about me & my personality, feel free to work your way through it. (Or copy it & read it later; whatever). I continue to be impressed by the writings & thoughts of a certain person in in[…]

Who Am I?

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Published on: 2005.04.13

“Who am I?” is the age-old question, along with “Why am I here?” I know why I’m here; it’s because I’m not somewhere else. Or, maybe I am. Who knows. But what’s more difficult to answer is who I am. Those self-appointed character judges who think they know me have invented a thousand variants on[…]

Caught Up In Sports

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Published on: 2005.04.12

(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) My nephew Josh declares himself “safe” at second base. Tonight, before heading off to cover a Wewoka City Council meeting, I went to the Little League Fields in Seminole to catch part of my nephew’s baseball game. The picture above was cute, because Josh signaled[…]

April 10, 2005

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Looking back, the journey was longer than it seemed. Three and a half years ago, the pony tail was down my back, my head covered in a bandanna, the rest of me in an old T-shirt and faded, torn blue jeans. I was a frustrated ex-employee of the massive Wrangler plant here in Seminole (now[…]

April 7, 2005

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Frustration creeps in, sneaking, slinking, slipping across the room, and then slams a hammer into the back of my head. If I were the kind of man given to anger, I would by now have smashed my computer to bits. But I am a patient person. Not only patient, but progressive. In my progressive effort[…]

April 4, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.04

Remember, you saw it here first! Christina Townsend is GUILTY! But not of what you think. The judge said he still had a reasonable doubt as to whether she burned the little girl on purpose. Neither side got what they wanted in this murder trial. Townsend did not go free, but neither was she convicted[…]

April 3, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.03

There is a saying, “you are what you eat.” Well, I’m not a ramen noodle, so it must not be true. I am also not a Dr. Pepper or a microwave pizza. I am, however, almost as strong as a ramen noodle. Hopefully, there is only one more day left in the trial that I’m[…]

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