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Well, Let Me Say This About That

Well, Let Me Say This About That is an interesting twist on current events, as told by Dallas’ finest and funniest Craig McCartney.

Put To The Test

Even after all these years, I can recall how I felt when I finished taking my final college exam, knowing I had done well on it and feeling ten pounds lighter, back when I didn’t have ten pounds to spare.  And that test had been a humdinger. It was for a class in Shakespeare, and most of the small class […]

And Here’s To You, Mr. Robinson

We’ve all had that experience of getting something stuck in our heads.  Usually, it’s a song of some sort, maybe one that was popular when we were back in high school or perhaps a jingle for those of us old enough to remember when cigarettes were advertised on television.  “You can take Salem out of the country, but…” Sometimes, Ethel […]

Sometimes Sweet Home Alabama

Years ago, Karl and I did a road trip from Dallas to Atlanta for one of his car conventions.  We decided to make it a driving tour of the South, and by that, I mean the Deep South.  Going through my old stomping grounds in East Texas, widely considered to be the westernmost part of the Deep South, we headed […]

The Real Stain

Just like many folks, I found out about the latest Trump indictment by turning on the television late Tuesday afternoon. For once the “Breaking News” chyron was justified as it blared “Trump Indicted for Third Time in Four Months.” Well, needless to say, my attention turned from putting clothes in the bag to be taken to the dry cleaners to […]

Think Pink

It was in a very early part of my childhood that I first discovered the bittersweet ecstasy of doing what I wasn’t supposed to do with someone I wasn’t supposed to do it with, and that something being so unacceptable and so obviously wrong that no one had even bothered to say not to do it.  But doing it anyway, […]

Bless Her Heart

The recent Facebook post from a Michigan hair salon owner announcing, in a manner of speaking, that anyone who “identifies as anything other than a man/woman please seek services at a pet groomer” was bound to hit my radar.   The woman, whose name I will not mention, clarified to a local news outlet that she has no issues with the […]

What’s The Matter With Toast?

Sometimes my inner English major, which is rarely in and usually out, hears something that just makes me cringe.  I’ve written before about “irregardless” as well as the ongoing use of “impact” by those who refuse to learn the difference between “affect” and “effect.”  But that’s not what set my teeth on edge this week.   Years ago, a man I […]

The Heat Is On

Standing in front of a full-length mirror and removing her blouse, Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof coos to her husband Brick, “The heat has made you cross.”  Of course, Elizabeth Taylor is Maggie, and Paul Newman is Brick, and arguably the two most beautiful people on the planet in 1958 proceed to play the rest […]

Time Management

It would not surprise me in the least to find out I’m about the last one on the planet to discover the pleasure of watching those short videos that float around social media these days.  But then I’ve never aspired to be au courant when it comes to popular technology.  Nor, I suspect, does anyone who uses the term au […]

Kick The Can

KICK THE CAN Before daylight saving time when it still got dark early on a summer night, parents didn’t much care if their offspring played outside until a television announcement admonished them that it was 10:00 p. m. and they probably should know where their children were.  With no school or church to worry about the next day, the kids […]