Applause — and dinner — for striking Fort Worth newspaper journalists, standing up for what’s right

I’m not a newspaper journalist anymore, yet I’ll always be a newspaper journalist — and support newspaper journalists. That’s the main reason I went to Tuesday night’s annual holiday dinner gathering of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Although I’m not a dues-paying member of SPJ, I’ve been to a couple of these … More Applause — and dinner — for striking Fort Worth newspaper journalists, standing up for what’s right

Another game, another TCU win: Make that 12 and OH! — with all the marbles left to play for

Kay and I shivered a little but cheered a lot for the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday with our friends John and Lisa Reed, who like Kay are TCU grads (I’ve known John since elementary school in Houston, but we’d had no contact since sixth grade until I found him three years ago). … More Another game, another TCU win: Make that 12 and OH! — with all the marbles left to play for

A minister’s family journey to sacred spaces a world away, shared with his church family in beautiful images, words

Our small, close-knit congregation at The Welcome Table Christian Church in southwest Arlington enjoyed quite a treat — two, really — on the first Sunday of Advent. It was also Commitment Sunday, as we all made our pledges of support to the church and its vital outreach efforts for 2023. First of all, after our … More A minister’s family journey to sacred spaces a world away, shared with his church family in beautiful images, words

A visit to the grave of JFK’s assassin and an unexpected visit with a conspiracy theorist. Did he change my mind?

Ten days ago, I ventured to an oft-visited cemetery site a few miles north of the southwest Arlington home where we’ve lived for 26 years. After arriving at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in far east Fort Worth, I checked a couple of online sources to help me find the notable grave I was looking … More A visit to the grave of JFK’s assassin and an unexpected visit with a conspiracy theorist. Did he change my mind?

Another Saturday, another Horned Frogs win to stay perfect — but this one was nothing short of miraculous

With the Aggies a 4-6 debacle after opening the season (over)ranked No. 6, I have zilch to get excited about where my alma mater’s football team is concerned. Heck, from what I can tell on the play-by-play (I didn’t watch the game), they struggled to beat 1-9 UMass on Saturday before “pulling away” to win … More Another Saturday, another Horned Frogs win to stay perfect — but this one was nothing short of miraculous

These Horned Frogs, who refuse to lose even when they’re down big, are for real with their new head coach

For a second straight week, Kay and I sat high above the field at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth and watched the TCU Horned Frogs get off to a horrendous start. The unbeaten No. 8 Frogs, playing a ranked team for the fourth straight week, fell behind No. 17 Kansas State 28-10 midway through … More These Horned Frogs, who refuse to lose even when they’re down big, are for real with their new head coach

Being there to see another TCU Horned Frogs comeback and watching the Astros advance to another ALCS make for a memorable sports Saturday

Saturday was a memorable winner of a day for Kay and me (yes, that really is proper grammar ). As we watched from the top row of Section 406 at Amon Carter Stadium, her TCU Horned Frogs pulled out an epic comeback win over Oklahoma State in double overtime. A few hours later after we … More Being there to see another TCU Horned Frogs comeback and watching the Astros advance to another ALCS make for a memorable sports Saturday

The Love Starved Dogs entertained us with some great classic rock and country sounds. We plan to see them again — and if you’re in Dallas-Fort Worth, you should, too

Kay and I have never been much for nighttime/social outings — although we do go out to eat quite often, either as a couple or family, if that counts. 🙂 But with my recent job change from The Dallas Morning News to UT Southwestern Medical Center, finally having Saturdays off for the first time in … More The Love Starved Dogs entertained us with some great classic rock and country sounds. We plan to see them again — and if you’re in Dallas-Fort Worth, you should, too

Spending an anniversary evening with KC and the Sunshine Band — and even though we moved to the groove a bit, we didn’t exactly shake our booties

Kay and I celebrated our 28th anniversary Saturday by listening (not watching, since we don’t have ESPNU) to her TCU Horned Frogs outscore SMU on the radio. Late in the afternoon, we joined our 21- and 18-year-olds for dinner at Shinjuku Station, a favorite family spot in Fort Worth. After that, Kay and I joined … More Spending an anniversary evening with KC and the Sunshine Band — and even though we moved to the groove a bit, we didn’t exactly shake our booties

A whirlwind trip to the place my newspaper career began, joining hundreds in paying tribute to the late Gary Gaines, a great football coach – but so much more to so many

As I made the five-hour drive Saturday from Arlington to Odessa, anticipation and memories ran pass routes through my head. I pictured the West Texas landscape and the city I remembered from so long ago, when I was a sports writer at The Odessa American in my first job after graduating from Texas A&M in … More A whirlwind trip to the place my newspaper career began, joining hundreds in paying tribute to the late Gary Gaines, a great football coach – but so much more to so many