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Skinnin’ the Game

DECEMBER 11, 2017—NORMAN, OK

Sherman’s garage workshop smells like blood, stale flesh and chemicals. Dozens of glass eyes watch me walk in.

He’s talking to a middle-aged couple who came to drop off a twelve point rack and put a $300 cash down payment on the mount. He pauses his conversation with them to greet me with his friendly Oklahoma drawl.

“Hey there, Megan.”

 
 

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OKLAHOMA CHEROKEE VETERANS VISIT DC

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 — WASHINGTON, D.C.

Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to point at a name high on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

“Well I just remember him when he was 17 years old and a student at Sapulpa High School,” Cockrum said.

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AFter hurricane michael

OCTOBER 2018 — PANAMA CITY, FL

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm on October 10, 2018. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States.

WHITE EXTREMIST GROUPS ARE GROWING — AND CHANGING

August 15, 2018 — Phoenix, AX

Ken Parker was baptized in a predominantly black church in Jacksonville, Florida, his tattoos — a large swastika, one Confederate flag, a Ku Klux Klan insignia and an Iron Cross — immersed in holy water.

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All in a Day’s Work

2017-Present — Norman, OK

A burger and shoes. Coffee and an oil change. Fresh veggies and a monthly trim.

The basics.

They’re routine. We couldn’t live without them, really.

They’re so routine, in fact, that we never stop to really think about the lives devoted to making them available to us.