What do I see when I look out my window? From where I’m sitting, I see a McDonald’s making me feel hungry.
If you are wondering why I ask that question, it is because I saw the old Jimmy Stewart movie Rear Window this past week and I started looking out my window in a different way. Yes, I am quirky in that respect, but really is it so far-fetched that maybe I will be looking out my window one day and see a murder or some other sort of heinous activity take place? If there is anything that the journalism field has taught me thus far is that the answer is no, not at all.
Sometimes I wished my window faced the southern direction, that way instead of looking out my window and seeing a highway and a McDonald’s at five past noon, I would be seeing the two mile walking path that the Oklahoma Publishing Company (OPUBCO) so beautifully had in place, making me wish I were taking a stroll instead of clogging my arteries.
In case you are wondering, I am not just staring out my window. No, I’m glancing out every once and a while hoping, I feel almost ashamed to say it, something like a ten car pile up or McDonald’s starts an event like giving out free french fries would happen. (Come on McDonald’s, if Sonic can give out free root beer floats, why can’t you give out free french fries…?)
Now that you know what is out my window, I guess my question to you is, what do you see out your window?
Today, I will be heading out to Weleetka, Okla. Yesterday, when my mentor, Sonya Colberg, told me I was going to Weleetka today, I had to google maps it because I had no idea where it is. Apparently, it is way east of Shawnee and where the two little girls were killed when they were going home almost exactly one year ago. That town seems to have gone through so much, in March they also had a fire. I’ll be doing a follow up on that. More details to come. My mentor is coming to get me as I type.
Photo below by: AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel