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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 Little Proust, Tennyson & Susan Hayward

My daily routine isn’t exactly structured and certainly not particularly interesting.  This morning was no different.  With the first cup of coffee in hand, I went outside to sit and check into the world.  Reflexively, I picked up my phone to see if anything crazy enough to warrant writing about had happened.  Fortunately, I thought better of it and put […]

And Now For Something Completely Different

The algorithms that determine what shows up on my social media feed (which is to say Facebook, as I don’t do any of the others) are a mystery to me.  I don’t know how they determine who shows up at the top or even who gets an appearance way down after scrolling. This last week, one of those sponsored things […]

Scary Stories For A Thousand, Alex

Even before seeing What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? for the first time, I’ve always loved a good horror story.  Even some that aren’t that good, so long as they fit into what has been dubbed the psycho-biddy subgenre of film.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? generated ten times its budget at the box office and got one Oscar […]

The Poseidon Misadventure

Main streets across America have different names.  Fifth Avenue in New York, Chicago has State Street (that great street), and Dallas has plain old Main Street.  As for my hometown, Tyler has Broadway, which conjured up in my gay boy mind a more glamorous thoroughfare, even though it was technically—and ironically—U. S. 69. The biggest and nicest movie theater in […]

Losing My Religion

As many of you know, my religious life started by being brought up in the Southern Baptist church, but with a side dish of Methodism from Mother.  By the time I went off to college, I had figured out two things—I was gay, and I wasn’t a Baptist.  By the way, those two things are not mutually exclusive. So off […]

My Little Experiment

Being fortunate enough to be one of those people during this pandemic that is only being called upon to stay home and socially distance, I have undertaken a little experiment.   Naturally, I wasn’t going to use this “time” to learn a language or an instrument, write a novel, or take up portrait painting in the style of John Singer Sargent.  […]

On & On & On

With this week marking the 108th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic and my using old movies as part of my staying sane while sheltering in place strategy, I naturally thought that revisiting the cinematic Titanic would be timely.   Now I didn’t watch the Rose and Jack show of twenty-odd years ago.  It’s entertaining, I suppose, if you can get past the silly shipboard romance, a collection […]

This Week In A Nutshell

Wednesday morning, I tumbled out of bed and stumbled to the bathroom after sliding into my house slippers.  Around the house, I wear those traditional Daniel Green dormie slippers that every meemaw in the South used to have.  Being gay, however, I have them in a variety of colors to go with the revolving kaftans. I was half way to […]

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Wednesday of this week marked the first time I left the house in 19 days.  Unlike many who get cabin fever, I have felt no overwhelming urge to go anywhere.  Plus, with a husband and two nephews with me, it hasn’t been necessary for me to venture out into what I had begun to imagine as a post-apocalyptic world. My […]

A Few of my Favorite Things

Having fallen into a YouTube hole, it’s necessary to stick my head up and start writing this column without a single idea about what it will be about.   Fats Domino was walking to New Orleans a minute ago, and now Little Richard is singing to me about Lucille.  With nothing coming to my mind to say, the pretty boy has […]