From the editor: Every day is 918 Day
It’s a great time to call ourselves Tulsans.
Tim Landes, Digital Editor
I don’t think there’s much debate in stating we’re in the midst of the greatest period of time in our city’s history.
I’ve been a Tulsa resident for more than a decade. During that time, I’ve witnessed the revitalization of downtown, a significant growth in small businesses and most importantly our city’s inhabitants being ready and willing to acknowledge the ugly moments in our past, while making strides toward equality and an even brighter future.
The thing that makes all this possible is you (if you live or work in Tulsa). If not, move or work here. I promise it’s great and getting even better.
This month we celebrate 918 Day, which is a Sept. 18 citywide celebration. Here at TulsaPeople, it’s like every day is 918 Day. It is our job to share the stories of those who are doing the ordinary and the extraordinary that make our city as great as it is.
Three years ago, City Editor Morgan Phillips put out a call for freelance writers to report on local music. Missing journalism, I jumped at the opportunity. My first assignment was a feature on folks in their 80s and 90s who still work full time. None were rock stars in the literal sense.
Since then I have written about those helping homeless Tulsans, profiled the mayor as he entered office and wrote about Tulsa Police Department’s community policing efforts. I’ve also written about numerous artists and nonprofits doing great things.
In June, I joined the staff as digital editor. I oversee TulsaPeople’s online presence that consists of our website, social media, newsletter and our podcast, “Tulsa Talks.” I will also continue writing for the magazine.
At TulsaPeople.com, you’ll find fresh, original content each week. I’m also excited to share the weekly Oklahoma best-sellers list compiled from book sales at Magic City Books and other independent stores across the state.
The Tulsa arts scene continues to grow, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share with you the stories of the many local painters, musicians and performers, as well as some who visit our city on tour stops.
I love our city because of the people who call it home. Every day I pinch myself because I get to meet so many talented, smart, compassionate people and then share their stories with you.
Thank you for choosing to spend your time enjoying our content created to celebrate and inform you of what our neighbors are doing.
We do it for you, Tulsa.
Let’s celebrate every day.