KVSVPE! In our Muscogee language, that is the word for cold. I’m not sure there is a word in our language to describe just exactly how cold it has been, though!
Being stuck in the house this week meant I was pulling stuff from the pantry and making do with what we had. I was not heading to the store for an ingredient I might have been missing. I did pick up a bunch of chicken last Saturday so this week I put it to good use. Then, as I was preparing this column, it occurred to me I have not made a column for chicken yet! I don’t know how I have done this for 3 and a half years now without dedicating a column to chicken! Time to remedy that.
DEAR ABBY: I am 20-something years old, and my father still hits my behind sometimes. I feel it is inappropriate, but the last time I complained about it, several years ago, it didn’t go over well. It also didn’t stop his behavior. What else can I do?
Honest talk among the sexually abused or the otherwise broken takes time. It requires, I discovered, a people - and a place - of safety.
This cold snap is raising awareness of homelessness in Oklahoma - especially in northeast Oklahoma where a man froze to death overnight last week. Officials and volunteers have been working around the clock to help those in need, sometimes coming into a debate about the best way to assist. Please, do what you can to support the programs providing aid to the homeless as we continue to face this weather, and also those battling the pandemic facing the world.