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The World is Right Again.

09.09.14 by Darren Burns

The world is right again. At least for the next four and a half months. I know it’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of…

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Love of the Theater

07.14.14 by Lise Kifer

Full disclosure: While I work by day as what Tom Wallace describes as “mom” to Wallace Engineering, and as what I consider to be the…

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Do Something!

07.09.14 by Pryce Joyner

Last summer, my family was sitting around the house watching the news about the flash flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado, which was the result of downpours on the…

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Freedom

06.30.14 by Doug Fredeen

I spent vacation last week at home and got the chance to visit with my oldest daughter and her husband. He is a Marine stationed…

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What A Difference Four Years Make

06.24.14 by Gene Phillips

Do you ever stop to realize how much changes occur in a typical 4-year span? We just went through college graduation with our son. How…

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Give a Girl a Chance…

06.13.14 by Darcey Schumacher

Not too long ago, I formed a new relationship with a client who was in the market for a consultant with national retail experience. I…

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Saferooms for Schools – One Year Later

06.03.14 by Kevin Bahner

It’s been nearly a year since my last blog post. At that time, South Oklahoma City and Moore were just really getting started with the…

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The Engineer and The Artist

05.20.14 by Dan Mazzei

Many years ago an engineer married an artist. The engineer pursued order, symmetry and productivity. The artist did not. The artist was nurtured by free…

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Safe Schools 101 – FEMA and Oklahoma Emergency Management

04.29.14 by David Zuk

As residents of Oklahoma we are fully aware the month of May means severe weather and tornadoes are likely to occur at any time throughout…

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There’s More To It Than Money

04.22.14 by Jim Beach

There’s more to this working thing than money. We get fulfillment from forming bonds among our peers, having some nourishing accomplishments and contributing to our…

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Why I Love the Mile High City

04.10.14 by Max Lehman

If I were to venture a guess, I would bet most of our Origin readers are not aware of our Mile High office. With such…

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All Things Happen For a Reason

03.10.14 by Sarah Appleton

I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason, even if we will never know what that reason is.  A couple years…

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

11.25.13 by Sam Ray

I have the privilege, together with my wife, of raising three daughters. They are usually eager to learn, and they also like to teach. Yes,…

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Fulfilling A Dream

11.18.13 by Ron Isley

Over 30 years ago, a man named Allen Sappington was called to be a missionary to the Kuna, a people indigenous to Panama and Colombia….

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It’s Vintage.

11.11.13 by Doug Brown

In a recent Origin post by Ron Jantz, he writes about his career of 25 years at Wallace Engineering. He recounts his progression in responsibilities,…

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Play Ball!

10.22.13 by Scott Rodehaver

Wallace Engineering moved into the Brady Arts district in 2006 to a great historic 1920s brick warehouse. We had a small parking lot with additional…

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Green with Envy

08.20.13 by Lise Kifer

A while back I was perusing articles about the physical office spaces and campuses of “way out there” companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. …

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Even the Rocks Will Cry Out…

08.12.13 by Pryce Joyner

“An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him out to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands…

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A Common Thread In A Small Community

07.23.13 by Gene Phillips

Every so often I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to have a career, a workplace, and a team that allows me to play a…

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Shelters for Schools, It’s Time to Start the Conversation

07.08.13 by Kevin Bahner

Growing up in Oklahoma City, you just get used to springtime weather warnings. Local news stations preempt your favorite shows or sporting events to shout…

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Pay It Forward

07.01.13 by Dan Mazzei

I sincerely appreciate working for a company whose culture encourages employees to give back to the community. Most have done more than I, but to…

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Ciao Y’all…. Saddle Up!

05.28.13 by Jim Beach

In 2004-05 a group of local cyclists, business and community leaders began developing a vision for a locally created and owned event to put Tulsa…

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Working with Municipalities

05.09.13 by Coby Crowl

We serve several different types of clients, one being Municipalities. I want to focus on the municipal approach and one way we help them create…

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Getting Involved!

04.18.13 by Carrie Johnson

The most effective people I know don’t just sit back and complain about the status quo. They get involved and try to make a difference….

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Gracias. Danke. Merci. Thanks.

11.23.10 by Brad Thurman

Your mom said it.  And your dad.  And your grandparents and teachers.  As a child, it was a gentle reminder whenever someone gave you a…

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And So It Begins…

10.10.10 by Brad Thurman

Welcome to Origin. Origin is a new adventure for us and we hope that you’ll enjoy it.  Our goal is to post timely, relevant information…

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