100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Surgin’ Generals Warning

The president, some members of Congress, and several influential commentators have called for the United States to send thousands of additional military troops to...

Grandma and the Tramp Stamp

Being the father of a teenage daughter these days is fraught with all sorts of wonderment and melancholy and insanity. We have a nice...

An Open Letter to Mistletoe Heights

I live in West Meadowbrook, not Mistletoe Heights, but I am certain that we share many of the same values and concerns for our...

A Como Farewell

And so, after all these years, it's my last Christmas in Como. This 100-year-old neighborhood, built as a servant city on the virgin prairie back...

Losing Our (American) Way

The other day I heard on the radio an industrial-edged remake (by a band called Dissturbed) of the 1986 Genesis pop hit, "Land of...

The Narrow News of Sports

The wide world of sports is more diverse and less overwhelmingly male than ever, but you wouldn't know it from reading the sports sections...

Bluing from the Bench

If you want to get into a nasty fight in these parts, mention that Dallas and Fort Worth don't seem that different. Some old-timers...

Rethinking Paper Feathers

My daughter's kindergarten class is learning about Indians. This means she made a paper-feather headdress and vest in arts and crafts. She made an Indian...

TAKSing Our Patience

Used to be there were only two things sure in this life: death and taxes. Now there are three sure things: death, taxes, and...

Memory Loss

When young people start in the journalism business, the importance of five W's is tattooed on their brains. The who, what, where, and when...