100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Trail Trouble in River City

While I haven’t covered all 40 miles of Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails, I’ve biked the lion’s share of that meandering ribbon. My all-time favorite...

Ducking the Questions

It’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. The front-runner may want to avoid giving...

Ebola’s Grim Math

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air, as...

Idolizing Ted

There is an old axiom that says all politics are local. Well, that may have been true years ago, but the political landscape has...

How to Vote

There is a certain irony in the fact that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the...

Wage Slaves

Raising the minimum wage suddenly became a hot issue in the Texas governor’s race just after Labor Day, with Democrat Wendy Davis endorsing it...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being White

Once in the late 1970s, I was returning home on foot from a night of as much debauchery as I, a poor college student,...

Whistling Dixie

This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed...

Armstrong’s Dip

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – When Bob Armstrong first experienced the rugged majesty of this huge West Texas ranch in 1970, he told...

Not So Revolutionary

Grant Wood’s most famous painting features an iconic farmer, his prim daughter and a pitchfork. His most satiric painting is “Daughters of Revolution.” Three...