100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Ink vs. Electrons

Most of my former newspaper colleagues probably hate to hear me say it. In fact, they so hate to hear it that they have...

Bowled Down

Last week, the University of Houston played in the Fort Worth Bowl. This weekend, Texas Christian University will play in the Houston Bowl. The...

Sacrament of the Trinity

Crickets swell, lush autumn night, silence buffering me as soon as I shut the car door, even with University Drive a few hundred yards...

Don’t Pave the Park

Park land is a finite resource. Once it's gone, whether sold or paved over, we've lost it. Two years ago, the League of Women...

Hole in the Middle

A few years ago, noted Texas author Larry McMurtry wrote a rather odd travel book called Roads, in which he described Arlington as "not...

A Flag on Instant Replay

After all those hours of football over the Thanksgiving weekend, I jotted down what I like and don't like about watching the national sport...

Losing Our Voices

A media monopoly is about to gobble one of the last voices of press freedom in the United States - but is that really...

Between Concrete and Prairie

I guess it's not really a moonbow because it forms a complete circle, but the word sounds good. Maybe if rainbows ended in the...

Forget Avian Flu

I generally think of birds as flying rats. Some people attract them with feeders and go on trips just to look at birds wondrously...

Abuse Behind Bars

The scoreboard reads: Texas Prison Officials 1, Justice 0. A jury decided last week that former Texas prison inmate Roderick Johnson was not entitled to...