Rising from the Rubble….Casey’s Tornado Story

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I have a friend named Casey.

I first met Casey in the Spring of 2000. I was a 27 year old unemployed new father.

In order to not be a complete deadbeat for my wife and new baby boy, I decided it would probably be the decent thing to do, if I went ahead and got a job.

So, as a young man, with a college degree in broadcast journalism, who had zero television stations knocking down my door, I decided to wait tables.

I took a job at a popular restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma called Charleston’s. Casey was one of the first people I met. In fact, I’m pretty sure she was assigned to me as a trainer.

Here I am, 27, college educated, being trained by a snotty nosed college sophomore. Just in case you wondered, humble pie is thick, and it tastes like chicken strips.

Truthfully, Casey was not snotty nosed, to the best of my recollection anyway, but she was nice. Casey and I worked there together until I left in 2002.

I haven’t seen her since.

Until today.

You see, my friend Casey, lost her home in the May 20th tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. She’s no longer at that restaurant waiting tables, she too, now has a college degree, and a good job at a local recycling company.

But she has no home.

What she does have, is the heart of a frickin’ lion. Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day

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I dedicate the 3 lbs I’ll gain today, to those who paid the ultimate price. All gave some, but some gave all, and today we thank you.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Librarians, etc. Today, we’re all just Americans.

We have the freedom to argue about our petty differences because of their sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day.

About Me

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Bo Wright

Hi. I’m just a normal dude, married to a hot chick, with two sparkling children, living in Oklahoma City, OK. I’m a writer and social media brand manager trying to make people, laugh, cry, or throw up, you know, because those are the three basic emotions. Back in 2006, I won a Best Documentary award at the New York International Film and Video Festival for a feature length documentary I wrote, produced and directed called, The Oklahoma Heismen. It was a feature profiling the, at that time, 4 Heisman Trophy winners at the University of Oklahoma. They’ve since added another one, Sam Bradford, in 2008. It was narrated by 4 time Academy Award Nominee, Ed Harris. Image

Since then, I have been employed by Victory Church in Oklahoma City, producing television and managing social media.

On the side, I follow my boys around to all their sporting events. That’s almost a full time job all by itself. I coached my oldest son’s football and basketball teams for 4 years, and am currently coaching my younger son’s basketball team.

I love to write. It’s a passion of mine. I just need to make the time to do it. Like every other aspiring writer, I am working on a short story, that I’d love to publish, or maybe even form into a screenplay.

If you’re a publisher, or a studio type out there, LET’S TALK!

In the meantime, you can follow me on twitter (@bo_wright), or on Facebook.

And please subscribe to this blog to keep updated on what’s going on in my crazy world.

Thanks,

Bo Wright

This is Real Life

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I’m 40 years old. I’ve lived in the great state of Oklahoma for all of about 3 of those. I’ve seen roughly 87,000,000 tornado warnings, but never seen one tornado in person. Not only that, I’ve never known anyone personally, who lost a home in a twister. Until this week. Continue reading

Good Job, Teach

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I freely admit it. I’ve taken teachers for granted. Sure, as a kid, you wanted the ones that weren’t too hard on you when you screwed up, or maybe
the ones who never noticed when you did.
As a parent, you merely hope they will turn your children into the smartest kids in town. We look at state rankings of schools and hope ours is smarter than that dumb school down the street. Because, by God, my kid needs to have a good job someday so I’m not supporting them till they’re 35. Continue reading