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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.

A Column About Nothing

At this stage, I am bound and determined to rekindle my ability to talk endlessly about absolutely nothing.  As a southerner, it is my birthright.  With that in mind, I will proceed. Spring is in the air, and we are certainly among those anxiously watching to see which plants have survived the winter storm here in Texas.  (I am deliberately […]

Back To The Movies

For months now, the person I have seen more frequently than any I share air with in this house is Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies.  Not because he’s my BFF, but because he introduces so many of the movies I’ve watched on TCM during this time.   Watching movies, particularly the old ones, has been part of what I do […]

Full Immersion

When I was a child, “full immersion” had nothing to do with learning another language and everything to do with the proper way to be baptized.  The Catholics and those high protestant denominations did it wrong, according to the Southern Baptists, who surely knew the right way to do it and derisively called what those others did “sprinkling.” Baptized three […]

A New Kind of Black Knight

It isn’t often that memories of Monty Python’s Flying Circus are triggered, but when they are, it’s a fun side street off Memory Lane to stroll down.  The successful broadcast of episodes of the breakthrough series by KERA in Dallas in 1974—the first airings in the United States, by the way—led to other PBS stations picking up the show.  And […]

In Order To Form A More Perfect Normalcy

These are strange times indeed.  I want to talk about the return to normalcy in a hopefully deft manner, but it seems rather tone-deaf to attempt to be clever about something that is still killing hundreds of Americans every day.  After all, I don’t want to be mistaken for a politician or the Duchess of Sussex. With that disclaimer, we’ll […]

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

It seems like Texas has been living inside a series of movie titles.  Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, shifted to Don’t Drink the Water, and moved on to Once Upon a Time in Mexico. This week, Governor Greg Abbott took it to a whole new level when he lifted COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and rescinded a statewide […]

It’s Just A Jab To The Left

After beginning to think I had been lost in the shuffle, I received an email from UT Southwestern Medical Center “inviting” me to enroll in MyChart, which I did with fingers flying on the keyboard like I was still competing in a typing contest.  I was hoping against hope that this would get me the ticket to that first vaccine […]

The Week The Lights Went Out In Texas

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”  So Socrates supposedly said at his trial for impiety and corrupting the minds of the youth of Athens, crimes for which he was convicted and sentenced to death. Now I don’t know about all that, but I do know a thing or two about pondering one’s life and the vast network of relationships […]

Pattern Behavior

Mother and Daddy were friends with a couple when I was growing up that I’ll call Vern and Fran.  Vern was one of those tall and tanned East Texas men who looked like he could go bear hunting with a switch.  Fran, who was petite enough to fit her shoulder under his arm, had a pixie cut hair style that […]

Change Is Gonna Do Me Good

We had the official Groundhog Day this week, with all the attendant prognosticating about the weather that comes with it, as if Punxsutawney Phil were the Al Roker of the subterranean rodent world.  He returned to his burrow, indicating six more weeks of winter, as if that matters to those of us who have been living in Bill Murray’s Groundhog […]