Summer heat

Summer heat 2On average, heat kills 12 Oklahomans each year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Children are especially susceptible as their body temperature may increase three to five times quicker than adults.

Near the end of the day, a writer approached me with a story he was writing. Heat kills. OK, there was more to it than that, but the moral of the story was don’t leave kids in cars. Gotcha.

Oh — and it’s running tomorrow, so despite your already busy schedule, I need you to figure something out and squeeze it in. Cool, err – hot.

So, I envisioned a picture of a dusty gravel road with major heat wave distortion as a big pickup truck passed a buzzard circling a cow skull. In Edmond, you have to do a lot of driving to find a road like that. And I didn’t have the time to hire a buzzard trainer. So, I found the picture you see above.

It certainly isn’t pretty, but it does illustrate the heat fairly well. I’ll just blame my photo shortcomings on lack of warning and a shortage of time.

Tomorrow, I go to a workshop called “Futurizing Your Newspaper.” Ha. I imagine it will be more about catching up to others and learning how to make the interwebs work for you, or something cheesy like that. The big plus is that I get to relax (unpaid) and hang out with my good friend Megan Foster, who is an intern at The Paper in Pryor, Oklahoma. Honestly, that is the coolest name for a newspaper. What is even cooler, is her byline, which reads:

Megan Foster
The Intern

3 Responses to Summer heat

  1. Patrick says:

    if only we could take photos of the ideas in our heads…

    work on it zach. we need to invent this.

  2. Zach Gray says:

    I’ve contacted both Apple and Google to do a collaboration. We need experimentees.

  3. David Scott says:

    Cool photos and interesting reads here. I took a entry journalism class at OCU, and we toured the Oklahoman a day or two before the latest re-design I bleev. It was pretty cool, we also got to see their tv studio which is surprisingly smaller than you would think. I think papers are becoming extinct myself, but I think the real question should be how to avoid everyone recieving the same information if they only visit yahoo or msn everyday, versus getting a diversified look at information. Anyways I saw this article and thought it would relate with this post. Enjoy. http://tinyurl.com/klqvks

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Summer heat 2On average, heat kills 12 Oklahomans each year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Children are especially susceptible as their body temperature may increase three to five times quicker than adults.

Near the end of the day, a writer approached me with a story he was writing. Heat kills. OK, there was more to it than that, but the moral of the story was don’t leave kids in cars. Gotcha.

Oh — and it’s running tomorrow, so despite your already busy schedule, I need you to figure something out and squeeze it in. Cool, err – hot.

So, I envisioned a picture of a dusty gravel road with major heat wave distortion as a big pickup truck passed a buzzard circling a cow skull. In Edmond, you have to do a lot of driving to find a road like that. And I didn’t have the time to hire a buzzard trainer. So, I found the picture you see above.

It certainly isn’t pretty, but it does illustrate the heat fairly well. I’ll just blame my photo shortcomings on lack of warning and a shortage of time.

Tomorrow, I go to a workshop called “Futurizing Your Newspaper.” Ha. I imagine it will be more about catching up to others and learning how to make the interwebs work for you, or something cheesy like that. The big plus is that I get to relax (unpaid) and hang out with my good friend Megan Foster, who is an intern at The Paper in Pryor, Oklahoma. Honestly, that is the coolest name for a newspaper. What is even cooler, is her byline, which reads:

Megan Foster
The Intern

3 Responses to Summer heat

  1. Patrick says:

    if only we could take photos of the ideas in our heads…

    work on it zach. we need to invent this.

  2. Zach Gray says:

    I’ve contacted both Apple and Google to do a collaboration. We need experimentees.

  3. David Scott says:

    Cool photos and interesting reads here. I took a entry journalism class at OCU, and we toured the Oklahoman a day or two before the latest re-design I bleev. It was pretty cool, we also got to see their tv studio which is surprisingly smaller than you would think. I think papers are becoming extinct myself, but I think the real question should be how to avoid everyone recieving the same information if they only visit yahoo or msn everyday, versus getting a diversified look at information. Anyways I saw this article and thought it would relate with this post. Enjoy. http://tinyurl.com/klqvks

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