It Takes More Than Taste to Create Tradition

It Takes More Than Taste to Create Tradition

Blog Mon­do’s Ris­torante Turns 50 This Month Almost every tra­di­tion begins with three ingre­di­ents; fam­i­ly, friends, and food. Tra­di­tions cre­at­ed with those ingre­di­ents bring about a per­fect com­bi­na­tion entic­ing those involved to keep that tra­di­tion...
Dead Women Crossing

Dead Women Crossing

The fol­low­ing is based on actu­al events and may not be suit­able for all age ranges. If you are eas­i­ly scared or fright­ened please refrain from read­ing this true Okla­homa tale. At the turn of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, the annu­al divorce rate for the Unit­ed...
Giving Back 101: An Education In Paying It Forward

Giving Back 101: An Education In Paying It Forward

Okla­homa is known for many things. It is indeed a diverse and mul­ti-cul­tur­al state. But with­out its peo­ple, it’s just anoth­er place on this vast plan­et. At Unique­la­homa, we have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about all types of peo­ple who pur­sue inter­est­ing...
A Land Both Far and Near

A Land Both Far and Near

Search­ing for that per­fect spot where the beau­ty of nature, his­to­ry, and art col­lide in a decades-old estate sit­u­at­ed on a hill that feels more like a thou­sand miles from a large busy city that is only min­utes away from down­town Tul­sa?  Here is the...
OU Football is Making its Mark!

OU Football is Making its Mark!

A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pas­time. Remem­ber Bak­er May­field? A lot has hap­pened in the foot­ball world at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa since the Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner, and num­ber one pick over­all in the...
A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Today we remem­ber a day 75 years ago when prin­ci­ples were put before per­son­al choic­es, brav­ery was put forth to face the great­est of fears and sac­ri­fices were made that washed away in the tides of time. It was the day the great­est arma­da in his­to­ry was...
Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Meet the Unique Okla­homan run­ning for Chief of the Chero­kee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. is a name that has been shared across nation­al air­ways con­cern­ing Chero­kee and Native Amer­i­can affairs and local­ly, in the state of Okla­homa, a name that has been...
How to Make a Sandwich

How to Make a Sandwich

I sat across the table from her as we enjoyed our per­son­al­ized pizza’s win­dow side, a world away from the bus­tle hap­pen­ing through the thin veil of the win­dow pane. It was a teach­ing moment with my astute and, at times, very direct daugh­ter of shar­ing the...
Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

San­ta is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet CL Har­mon, Lead Author, Osage Nation Mem­ber 18 Decem­ber 2018 co-pub­lished with Tul­sa Lifestyle Mag­a­zine The True Spir­it of Christ­mas Is Clos­er Than You Might Think You bet­ter watch out, you bet­ter not cry,...
Halloween Events

Halloween Events

“Be silent in that solitude,Which is not loneliness—for then­The spir­its of the dead, who stood­In life before thee, are again­In death around thee, and their will­Shall over­shad­ow thee; be still.” —From “Spir­its of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe  ...
It Was A Hell Of A Bite

It Was A Hell Of A Bite

How A Mosquito Can Change Your Life CL HARMON The following story is one that I felt compelled to write for a couple of reasons. The first is simply because it’s an incredible story about surviving when all of the odds appear stacked in the opposite direction. The...
Short — Shall We Never Forget

Short — Shall We Never Forget

Unique­la­homa hon­ors all those who fought for free­dom on D‑Day this 74th Anniver­sary. C.L. Har­mon Wouldn’t it be a remark­able event if 5,000 ships came to the res­cue of peo­ple who were being oppressed? What if those ships were car­ry­ing 150,000 troops who...
Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Happy Mother’s Day Mom CL HARMON Uniquelahoma is primarily about unique and special people, ones who make the state a better place. This week, I thought I would write about the most unique and special person I know. She goes by many names to different people,...
Haunted Sacred Heart Mission

Haunted Sacred Heart Mission

Sacred Heart: Konawa Oklahoma ERIC NEHER Eric lives in Blanchard with his wife and son. He is a contributing author to Ozark Farm and Neighbors as well has having several flash fiction stories published. On the evening of January 15th, 1901 a strange sight was...
The Wizards of Tech are Over the Rainbow

The Wizards of Tech are Over the Rainbow

The Wiz­ards of Tech: Tech­si­co & Todd Black­burn CL HARMON You push a but­ton on your phone, and you’re con­nect­ed to any­one you wish to speak with. You strike a key on your com­put­er, and you have access to the entire world. You type a quick mes­sage on your...
On A Collision Course: The Larry Shaeffer Legacy

On A Collision Course: The Larry Shaeffer Legacy

It’s as though one is stand­ing inside his mem­o­ries while gaz­ing at the walls of his office. Rem­nants of almost 50 years aboard a metaphor­i­cal train that has sped through the years on a mys­tery track lead­ing him on a jour­ney that most only dream of. As the...
Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds

Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds

Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds 22 MARCH, 2018 Culture Music Oklahoma City “Let’s just ask Nick, he will know”. And with that statement came the birth of the Oklahoma City band Nicnos. After playing an open mike night for fun several years back, the young...
The Road To Success: Larry Shaeffer’s Legacy

The Road To Success: Larry Shaeffer’s Legacy

Some make his­to­ry while oth­ers pre­serve it. It is rare to find an indi­vid­ual that does both. It takes one who mar­ries the past to the future and forms a union which intro­duces igno­rance to wis­dom, wrong to right, arro­gance to humil­i­ty and fear to hope to...
Never Tell Me The Odds

Never Tell Me The Odds

Never Tell Me The Odds JESSICA WILLIAMS Strategic Communications major at OSU. “If you find happiness you need to hold on to it because it is never guaranteed that it will last.”   Shane Hoffman, a journalism professor at Oklahoma State University, seems to be a...
In the Midst of Reality

In the Midst of Reality

In the Midst of Reality What Kind of Change Do You Want To Be? Marco Pitt, Senior Travelers, Italy Febuary 15, 2018 “What you hold onto holds on to you.” This is a mantra that C.L. Harmon, author of In the Midst of Reality, lives by. His novel was self-published on...
A Visionary Touch

A Visionary Touch

  He is not a large man in stature but put a paint­brush in his hand and he becomes larg­er than life. Frank Loren­zo of Pawhus­ka is the first to say that he prefers to paint out­side the lines. Even as a young man with crayons, he real­ized that he...
Remembering A Century In The Making

Remembering A Century In The Making

Two years ago on this day, a very spe­cial lady passed away. She was not famous or rich, but to many, she had a great impact on their lives. She embod­ied a life of strug­gles and faith that should be a reminder to all how we should live our own lives. For 100 years...
A Grandmother To All

A Grandmother To All

It’s a bond beyond expla­na­tion. One that revives a tired soul back into jubi­la­tion. In many ways it makes the old feel young again by mag­i­cal­ly build­ing a bridge that leads to a play­ground where love and fun are the only rules. I believe who­ev­er said, “A...

Welcome To Uniquelahoma!

We want to share what makes you spe­cial with the world. Wel­come to the world of unique! Wel­come to Unique­la­homa! This is your invi­ta­tion for a glimpse into the peo­ple, places, and beau­ty of Okla­homa. Being a jour­nal­ist for many years has afford­ed me the...

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