Author Archives: Les O'Riley

About Les O'Riley

A technical writer by trade, I was laid off during the recession. I am currently finishing my Master's degree in Occupational Safety & Health. I am the Safety Lab Graduate Assistant for Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Share Share Your Underwear

Okay, no thanks on the underwear, but it rhymes, eh? Is it just me, or is the whole “sharing” thing just getting a wee bit out of hand? Wanting to copy Spotify, that through Facebook “shares” the songs you’re listening … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Day of the Dead

Thank goodness for wonderful memories. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 November | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

From Grumpy to Grateful

However, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, located here in Durant, Oklahoma has just started a major recycling program and announced that they’re “Going Green.” Continue reading

Posted in 2011 August | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tornado Near Miss, 4-14-2011

Coming home from an AIHA (American Industrial Hygienist Association) conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, we were just 15 minutes south of this tornado, as the crow flies. Believe me, the crows were flying awfully fast that day. We were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Dinner at Home

It always gives me a sense of nostalgia when I think about eating dinners at home with mom and dad. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 January | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Happy New Year, Pierogi Style!

We’ve eaten pierogies and enjoyed them, but never made them from scratch. That changed last night. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 January | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Food for Thought (for our seventies)

…when you hit that age, you get to eat whatever you want. Milkshakes for breakfast, pizza every weekend (for those that love it as much as I do, and are 70 or older.) Continue reading

Posted in 2010 November | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Today We Became First Time Grand-Parents

Anthony & Fiona gave us a baby girl grandbaby today at 11:11am. 7 pounds 12 ounces! 20-1/2 inches long. World… meet Keeley Ada Lowe Seels. 😀

Posted in 2010 August | 2 Comments

Food for Thought, If you can still make the time to think.

From the article: “Carr argues that we are sabotaging ourselves, trading away the seriousness of sustained attention for the frantic superficiality of the Internet.” Continue reading

Posted in 2010 June | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Honor Where Honor Is Due: Our Military

To all Vets, of all of the wars you fought in… family, friends and strangers alike, we honor you, on this Memorial Weekend, and thank you for protecting our lifestyles and freedom we so cherish, not often enough remembering the sacrifices that were made and are still being made to protect us. Continue reading

Posted in 2010 May | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments