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