Livin’ on Tulsa Time

The new museum opened its doors to the public on May 10th, 2022, located in Tulsa’s arts district near the city’s renowned Woody Guthrie Center. Originally a former paper warehouse, the 29,000 sq.ft center is a dynamic, multifaceted venue which houses permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions of Dylan’s work, his influences, and projects inspired by his legacy. The center will serve as a space to educate, motivate, and inspire visitors through exhibits, public programs, performances, lectures, and publications. While designing the space, the team took into account three visitor experiences: “swimmers, skimmers, and divers” defining the different user profiles visiting the center and how they will interact with the content of the museum.

Olson Kundig Transforms Abandoned Warehouse into a Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa —

Just another post in my sporadic series of posts on things to do in Oklahoma when friends and family finally decide they have to come visit me.

Less Worried About Tulsa (for now)



Screenshot_2020-06-27 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Tulsa Health Department(1)

Screenshot_2020-06-27 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Tulsa Health Department(2)

Screenshot_2020-06-27 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Tulsa Health Department(3)


Go to my Project List page if you want to understand why I track Tulsa infections.

Look at the percentage of Asians with Covid-19.  Asians in Tulsa Oklahoma?

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Dim Mang is organizing this fundraiser.

Created June 12, 2020 — Community & Neighbors

The Burmese American community in Tulsa is one of the largest in the United States, totaling about 8,000 members. We are a community of immigrants and refugees; the majority of the community are Chin, also known as Zomi, a (Christian) religious and ethnic minority group from Chin State in Myanmar.

The community is at the front lines of COVID-19, with outbreaks occurring across multiple factories in Tulsa due to the state’s passive response and these companies’ unsafe working standards. In order to aid the Zomi community in Tulsa, we (a group of college students and recently graduated college students) are raising money to put together packages of gloves, masks, and translated CDC guidelines in Zomi language, which is the language the majority of the community speaks.

Whirlpool plant in Tulsa temporarily shuttered after COVID-19 outbreak

A Whirlpool Corporation plant in Tulsa was closed after health officials confirmed cases of COVID-19, a deadly and highly infectious disease, associated with the facility.

This virus is doing more than merely infecting people, causing extreme illness and death.  This virus is a teacher.

We are learning who and what in our society is truly essential.

We are learning more about supply chains and their inherent weak links.

We are learning there are those among us who care about others and those of us who are boundlessly selfish.

We are learning the oft touted service economy is not only a myth but that a majority of the services provided in a service economy are not essential.


We are learning the “higher” in higher education is the cost and debt, not necessarily the quality of the product.

We are learning we all need to eat but not eat out.

We are learning.



Tulsa Remote

A year after Tulsa Remote launched, the first participants — a mix of expats from expensive coastal cities, wanderlusty young adults, and those with roots in the region — say they’ve found many of the things they were looking for: a more comfortable and affordable quality of life, new neighbors they like, enough of an economic cushion to ease the stress of buying new furniture, and a fresh start. Many say they’ll stick around past the end of the one-year program. More than that: Some of them tell stories of positive personal transformation that are so dramatic, they might appear too perfect, almost canned. But after checking in with participants over the course of eight months, I found that many of them remained just as effusive. Maybe it’s something about Tulsa. Or maybe it’s something about Tulsa Remote.

According to an analysis of U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the remote work consultancy Global Workspace Analytics and Flexjobs, telecommuting grew more than 150% between 2005 and 2017. This year, the American Community Survey found that the fastest-growing commute was no commute, as work-from-home arrangements become more popular everywhere.

What Happened When Tulsa Paid People to Work Remotely

I love Tulsa.  It’s kind of like a really great restaurant you want to tell all of your friends about but you don’t because if everyone knows about it the place gets too crowded or the food quality slips.  But for a city to pay remote workers to come live and work is certainly a grand experiment.

My #1 Project currently lives in Owasso, a suburb of Tulsa.  He could have gotten a job anywhere but decided to settle and stick roots in the Tulsa metro.

The Citylab article is long but worth reading if you’re interested in tele-commuting and remote work issues.

Here’s a taste of Oklahoma for y’all.