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Unearthing Hidden Joy and Untold Narrative Treasures

Consider These...

by Keith Purtell

Keith Purtell in 2012

Cultural features that either haven’t received the attention they deserve or merit a second look.

In North America’s media-driven rush and our tendency to blindly follow a perceived mainstream, we miss a lot. I hope you will be inspired to seek these out.

Not a portfolio: The site was conceived as a way of being both web developer and content provider. Plus, it was fun. I rarely add new pages. Mostly I use this site to tinker. The bulk of my professional attention goes to current clients.

Unearthing Hidden Joy and Untold Narrative Treasures

20+ years online

The earliest captured version of keithpurtell.com ("Favored Things") is May 30, 2000 at the Internet Archive. The site actually started as a 1998 user account at an Overland Park, Kansas, ISP called Unicom.net. The Oct. 15, 2000 version is still visible as TFT at the Wayback Machine

In that 1998/2000 version of Favored Things, I included an article on the Tulsa Race Riot (Tulsa Race Massacre), which I had heard about in the late 1980s.

Lawsuits

Contacting me is a much more efficient and honest way of requesting changes than bringing a lawsuit against the author(s). Bringing a lawsuit instead of asking for a revision reveals the underlying motives of the person or persons who have chosen to abuse the legal system to intimidate citizen journalists.