Another Tulsa Tough is in the record books.
The 2018 edition was the hottest on record. And it showed on Cry Baby Hill, where the crowds were small and the EMTs were busy. Curiously, the theme on the Hill was “state fair,” which made it difficult to tell who was or was not in costume.
Last week Jackie volunteered to help clean up an eagle nesting habitat along Riverside Drive between 91st and 96th Streets. I had a free day off work and decided to join her. It was a sunny day and we prepared to pick up litter.
But it was a tad bit more litter than we had anticipated. Continue reading Riverside Cleanup
I always wanted to propose a special property tax for parking lots.
It would be based on the number of levels. For instance a 4-story parking garage would pay less than a 2-story parking garage. The highest rate would be applied to a “single level” or surface parking space. And maybe a parking structure over a certain number of levels might pay no property tax at all.
Radical I’m sure. But until there is some economic incentive to stop bulldozing history we’ll continue to see an ever-expanding sea of asphalt.
Image courtesy Plan59.com
It was nine years ago this month we sat down at the patio of a new bar downtown for a drink and discovered:
- there’s some sort of bicycle race going on.
- it appears to be a really big deal.
- this is a gay bar.
The last one has absolutely nothing to do with the story.
Continue reading Tulsa Tough Number Ten
Aficionados will recognize that sign as a longtime fixture of the soda fountain at the now defunct Steve’s Sundry.
Steve’s closed their doors for the final time Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
The dire warning above was intended for any unscrupulous patron that might have dared to peruse a periodical while seated. If you ever cared to read while sipping your malt it required two trips to the checkout line: Pay for your magazine; Return to the counter; Eat; Walk up front and pay for your food.
Never mind the fact that you could thumb through Wired for hours if you stood at the magazine rack. Continue reading Please Pay for all Magazines and Books Before Sitting at the Fountain.