Karl loves the paper shredder. I would rather bite a concrete curb than hear the horrible sound it makes. So on those rare occasions when I have to use it, I break his “one sheet at a time” rule and end up stuffing too much paper into the slot. Then that grinding slows down to a growl and then a groan and then nothing. […]
Impeachment, polls, Giuliani, and DeGeneres have left precious little time for the Democratic presidential primary campaign. So, with yet another debate next week, here’s a little recap to remind you who’s still in the game…sort of.
In less fraught political times, the Amber Guyger trial for the murder of Botham Jean would have probably been the top national news story instead of being one of those “In other news” stories to which it was relegated. After all, with a white female police officer killing a black man in his own living room being the story line, […]
OFF AND RUNNING Unless you’ve been hiding somewhere off the grid—and there’s some good reasons to do just that—it isn’t news that Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump and his now infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, as well as his administration’s attempts to cover up the whistleblower complaint that […]
Well, it seems you can teach an old dog new tricks. Maybe not the four-legged variety, although I know just the dog whisperer par excellence if you need one. But one of the two-footed kind, whose right one is way heavier than the left. It may be hard to imagine today when oil companies have such influence in Washington, but […]
Saying that no one can throw shade like a queen leaves one open to the charge of stating the obvious, kind of like the newscasters this week telling us that the barrier islands affected by Hurricane Dorian are surrounded by water. (Perhaps they are looking for a job in the Trump administration.) And, before anyone jumps up my backside, I’m […]
With the final word coming down from the DNC that there are ten candidates who qualified to participate in the September 12 Democratic presidential debate, it was as if I was transported back to those childhood days watching Miss America. As anyone who has ever watched pageants knows, the real show doesn’t start until we’re down to the semi-finalists. That’s […]
It was my first night out after having gone off to college. It may even have been my first night on campus—I’m not sure. At the time, the legal drinking age was 18, but I could always get served having a college ID. (I’d been using that trick in Dallas since I was 16.) So there I was at the […]
Talking about Dallas and Texas politics, the great Molly Ivins said, “The only way you can possibly react is to laugh, cry, or throw up. For me, it’s easiest to laugh.” I would argue that the same reactions are pretty much the only ones available to us when it comes to the bigger picture today.
Even to me, it seems like gay people are everywhere these days. You can’t swing a cat (not that you should, not you should) without hitting one. It’s not that homosexuality is occurring more frequently these days, it’s just that more and more individuals have chosen not to live in the closet, regardless of where on the spectrum they might […]