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“We The People”

Over the past handful of months (maybe a year or two even) there have been a few folks showing up to speak in front of Edmond City Council. They call themselves “We The People.” It was crazy the first few times I listened to what they had to say but now? Wild. “CONCLUSION: The regime is a political progressive WOKE advocating and embracing your radical ideology all without consent and knowledge of the citizens you are supposed to represent.  This is Council TYRANNY.” We The People, Position Paper submitted to City Council as quoted in a Letter to the Editor…

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Long Time No See

Hey friends. It’s me. Jason. It has been a LONG struggle to figure out how to get that dumb SSL Certificate re-installed so that this site would load and I finally get it done. Finally. You remember when “blogs” used to be easy? You know, you’d jump over to Blogspot or something and post away?? Yeah – that is not how it works now. Anyway, happy to have it up and running and I’m sure you both are ready to hear more from my rambling mind. Tons has happened since I last wrote and I’m trying to get some posts…

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Believe it or not… this is OUR Downtown Edmond

It was late 2011 when we made the drive from Automobile Ally in Downtown Oklahoma City to Downtown Edmond – a drive that I knew was going to be such a waste of time. When we got into town, it was late in the afternoon and things were already shutting down for the day (maybe 4:30p or so?). Cool buildings and potential all over the place but no real life – at least not the street life we were hoping for. Let me tell you something – that is not the case anymore. I am sure you have heard about…

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It was noisy for sure.. but also super emo pop

Can we go WAY back – like 20 years ago back – for a minute? Before the coffee. Before the business stuff and mindset focus and city planning and community advocating. Back to a time when I played soccer and the piano. That far back…. I joined a few friends and played some music. I used to always tell people that we had a band and, finally, after a few years, we decided to make it official. We called this band Pattington. I have no idea why we spelled it that way or what it really stood for but –…

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Are You Willing?

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” No one really knows where this quote came from. For a long time, people pinned it to Thomas Jefferson but studies have never found any proof of that. I had never heard this quote before my high school days and it will be ingrained in my DNA until I die. It seems like everyday that goes by, I get brought back to this quote and that there is more to unpack each day. My high school soccer coach, Coach Rose, brought this to…

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Where Do You Find Community?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community. This term gets thrown around all over the place. But what is it? Where does it come from? What does it look like? After a quick google search, here are a couple of definitions I found for “community:” a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. These are the two that I most often associate with when using the term community I think. Maybe it is the COVID…

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The Slow Roll – the heartbeat of strong communities.

With unlimited space to social distance, a good bike ride slows time, allowing us to breathe, laugh, and embrace all that surrounds us.  An opportunity to be a part of the landscape, not just charging across it in an SUV, missing most of what Oklahoma has to offer.  What a better way to lend support to our Main Streets and small businesses than stopping to eat and drink every 15-20 miles? Every dollar invested right back into the communities we visit in a direct way, with nary a dime spent to propel a multi-ton vehicle along with us. Keith Reed…

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9:02a – April 19th, 1995

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.® Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum It was Wednesday, April 19th, 1995. I was sitting in Mr. Barnes 6th Grade science class at Oakdale School. His room was at the end of the hall with the black door across from Mrs. Harkins. I was sitting at the middle table in front of the chalk board. We were making caramel out of cubes of sugar. That’s…

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Before We Get To Far Along

Hey friends. I wanted to do a little housekeeping before we get to far along in all of this together! First, I’d love be a part of your social circles! Here is my info. We all communicate on different platforms so hopefully we are both on at least one of the following! Twitter: Man – can’t believe this is still as big of a deal as it was YEARS ago when I first joined. Well, I’m back on Twitter and would love to be on your list! You can get my updates be following @poursandpedals. I’ll look for you, too.…

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