Author: Austin Maschino

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  • Flashing Lights

    Flashing Lights

    I grew up in the Oklahoma Panhandle around Guymon. My best friend, Brandon Tomlinson, and I have had many adventures that all started in kindergarten. This is an experience he and I had when we were in high school…about 30 years ago. Now, for the first part of this to make sense it is important […]


  • Catching a Fly

    Catching a Fly

    This evening, when I was going back and forth from my kitchen to the grill outside, I accidentally let a fly in. He headed to the kitchen. I couldn’t blame him. That’s where I would go if I were a fly. When I finished grilling my chicken and brought it back inside, this fly was […]


  • If I am remembering correctly, this happened between my junior and senior years of college 26 years ago. I had had enough of the big city in Tulsa and for the first time left it to cowboy for the summer back home in Guymon. Now, let be me very clear. I can’t rope. Tried it […]


  • Now that spring is upon us, a lot of folks are starting to grill…myself included. About four weeks ago, I defrosted some meat in the microwave and then went outside and scrubbed down my grill and fired her up. She performed perfectly after hibernating all winter. Now I need to admit that she is getting […]


  • On Sunday afternoon, after attending church, I made a trek down to my local Neighborhood Wal-Mart to get some vittles for the next week. Usually, this is done without much fanfare. Occasionally, there are folks sitting outside on the fringes of Wally World, as I have affectionally renamed this place. Most of them are holding […]


  • November 11th is Veterans Day.  I have known and do know many veterans and love hearing their stories…if I can get them to talk. The past has taught me that many veterans don’t talk much about their military experiences.  I have concluded it is usually for one of two reasons.  Either they don’t want to relive those experiences […]

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