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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.

Deal or No Deal

Daddy was one of those fathers who liked to say, “If you take care of the nickels and dimes, the dollars will take of themselves.” Wise words, and prescient as well, seeing how we live in a world where what once was a nickel or dime now costs a dollar or two.   Being so admonished repeatedly at an impressionable age, it […]

A Basket Case

For as long as memory reaches, there’s always been someone saying, “Everything is going to Hell in a handbasket.”  For reasons that may seem obvious, I’ve been thinking about that old phrase more than usual these days. It seems that this phrase originated back when folks having been executed on the guillotine had their severed heads caught in a basket.  […]

Words for Nerds

Across the spectrum, folks have their favorites.  From football teams and movies to good girls and bad boys, we know what takes our fancy.   Vocabulary enthusiasts—word nerds, so to speak—have our favorites, too.  One of mine is “hyperbole.”  I don’t remember when I first encountered this lovely word, but it certainly wasn’t in conversation.  In fact, many of us have […]

Just Throwing This Out There

This seemingly unending conversation about the COVID vaccines has led me to thinking about some things I would normally never have considered.   With long-term side effects being given as one of the specious (or should that be spurious?) reasons for vaccine resistance, I began to wonder about those very effects of the medications that I currently take.  In something at […]

Mixed Nuts

Along with almost everyone else at the time, I grew up in a house with nuts.  Not my parents, of course, but actual nuts.  Pecans, English walnuts, filberts, almonds, and Brazil nuts were usually found in one of those nut bowls with a place for the nutcracker and several picks in the center.   Ours had a rough bark-like edge around […]

Life Is Like A Chocolate Factory

Doesn’t everybody love Lucy?  Over thirty years after the death of Lucille Ball, the iconic television character she created continues to provide comic relief to a world that is increasingly anything but comical.  Anybody who doesn’t love Lucy is as suspect in my books as those who don’t love dogs.   I’m not sure whether it would fall into the realm […]

Texas, Oh Texas

Not much of eighth grade social studies class made a lasting impression on me, but the teacher who taught me did.  Her name was Mrs. Boswell, but the connection between that name and James Boswell, friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson, didn’t register with me until much later. Middle school, or junior high as it was called back then, arrived […]

A Bitch Slap By Any Other Name

This has been a banner week for clarifications or, to put it less delicately, bitch slaps.   There was U. S. District Judge Linda Parker delivering a cheek-stinging slap to Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and a host of other pro-Trump lawyers for the suit they filed in Michigan accusing public officials of the illegal manipulation of ballots to get Joe Biden […]

No Mo Cuomo

“What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg.  I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict.’  He’s a predator.  But what he’s, as it were, the top of the ladder of is a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and what my mother […]

A Day In The Life

Life is so much more simple for me these days, now that my responsibilities are culled down to maintaining hearth and home, a selective social calendar, and a weekly missive in the form of this column.  But even this relatively newfound simplicity is marked with complexities beyond my comprehension, which will be noted with an asterisk below.  Take Monday for […]