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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.

Close, But No Speakership

It may be an American thing, or it may be a human thing.  Many of us seem to have a natural tendency to root for the underdog.  We’re on Team David, not Team Goliath.  We want Bonnie and Clyde or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to outsmart law enforcement.   When the hometown team isn’t in the Super Bowl, we’re […]

Help Us, Rhonda

The coming of a new year has usually brought the prospect of positive renewal.  But I must confess, I’m not feeling it this time around. Looking for inspiration or at least trying not to be redundant, I went back to New Year’s columns of the past to see if I could strip-mine something meaningful.  A couple of them made me […]

A Lesson About Insurance

Insurance is a funny thing, isn’t it?  Basically, we’re placing a bet that something bad will happen, and the insurance company is betting that it won’t.  As with most betting games, the odds are with the house whether it’s a casino, a brokerage firm or a company that presents itself with “good hands” or being like a “good neighbor.”  The […]

Kaftan Krazy

The arrival of puberty is life-changing for everyone, and how that change manifests is dependent on the individual.  One of the signs that something was afoot for me was when my interest in magazines went from Tiger Beat and Photoplay to GQ. It wasn’t just that the clothes were fabulous and appealed to my budding gay sensibility.  The impossibly beautiful […]

Whose Circus Is It Anyway?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, this is a good time to get a mindset on how to approach what is shaping up to be an interesting couple of months with Christmas coming in the big middle of it all. “Don’t complain, don’t explain” are still pretty good words to live by, and I wrote about the difficulty of doing just […]

Too Soon?

After telling an insensitive and usually tasteless joke about some recent event, the stand-up comedian asks “Too soon?” when the audience groans.  Anticipating a similar reaction on social media, someone posts “Too soon?” at the top of a meme.  Well, if you have to ask… Not that long ago, one of the safe topics for small talk, along with the […]

Who’s Up, Who’s Down

Well, they’re still counting votes across the country, particularly in Arizona and Nevada, so it is unclear at this writing which party will have control in both houses of Congress. Control might be the wrong word to describe having a majority of seats, as the last two Republican speakers of the House could attest. Having followed Daddy’s admonishment that those who […]

Brace Yourself

As Mrs. Doubtfire once said, “Winston’s idea of foreplay was, ‘Effie, brace yourself.’”  For those who feel like the political foreplay of the last few weeks leading up to next week’s midterm elections has left them with little to do but brace themselves, you are not alone.  Once braced, you know what happens next. But some Democrats aren’t the only […]

Watching Leslie Twirl

The news of Leslie Jordan’s death, so sudden and such a gut punch, came on a Monday when I had no plans.  That absence allowed me the opportunity to go down a YouTube rabbit hole of clips, many of him on Will and Grace.  While I understand the cultural significance of that show, I wasn’t particularly a fan of either […]

Betting On The Come

“Life’s a game, but who can play it all alone?”  The opening lyric of “I Know That You Know” is so true on so many levels. Many of us were brought up playing all sorts of games.  We graduated from Candy Land to Monopoly as part of increasing ability to formulate and execute strategy.  Old Maid would lose its luster […]