Wishing love to all the mothers in my world, and the rest of the world, this Mother’s Day

Sending all my love and thanks this Mother’s Day to the four moms who have been such an important part of my life, and to all the remarkable mothers the world over who have sacrificed so much for their families. For our Mother’s Day (although I have no photographic evidence because we had to leave … More Wishing love to all the mothers in my world, and the rest of the world, this Mother’s Day

It’s been 38 years to the day, and this Aggie journalism degree has served me well

Thirty-eight years ago today, this happened. About a month later — with two years of interviewing and writing about the likes of Jackie Sherrill, Shelby Metcalf, Bear Bryant, Grant Teaff, Gary Kubiak, Eric Dickerson, Akeem Olajuwon and Doug Flutie under my belt while working at Texas A&M’s student newspaper, The Battalion — I started as … More It’s been 38 years to the day, and this Aggie journalism degree has served me well

Take a bow, fellow Dallas Morning News copy editors. Now have a seat and write another award-winning headline.

As text editors, headline writers, all-around journalists and generally awesome people, we copy editors at The Dallas Morning News really, truly rock. I hate that we’ve only seen one another via Zoom for the past 13 months while working from home. So that said, it’s my honor to that, for the eighth year since 2011, … More Take a bow, fellow Dallas Morning News copy editors. Now have a seat and write another award-winning headline.

Deciphering a shoulder MRI, starting physical therapy … and wishing that steroid shot had actually worked

Type II acromion process. Minor sclerotic degenerative changes. Hypertrophy of the joint capsule. Minimal effacement and impingement of the supraspinatus tendon. Tendinosis and thinning of the rotator cuff tendons. Degenerative type 1/2 labral tear. Tendinosis within the biceps tendon. Sounds like a need a new right shoulder, doesn’t it? That’s just some of the undecipherable … More Deciphering a shoulder MRI, starting physical therapy … and wishing that steroid shot had actually worked

A former newspaper colleague just out of college forges bond with Holocaust survivor, writes his remarkable ‘Upstander’ life story

I learned yesterday (Saturday, April 10) that a former Dallas Morning News colleague, Jori Epstein, who now covers the Cowboys for USA Today, has done this amazing thing. She’s teamed up with Holocaust survivor Max Glauben, a most remarkable man about whom we’ve published many stories in the DMN, to tell his amazing life story … More A former newspaper colleague just out of college forges bond with Holocaust survivor, writes his remarkable ‘Upstander’ life story

2021 Astros will see, hear a lot of rude, earned treatment — but it doesn’t look like it’s going to bother them

Now that the 2021 baseball season is underway, the Houston Astros have a taste of what it’s going to be like to play in opposing teams’ stadiums this year — and well beyond. During their opening four-game series in Oakland, fans tauntingly displayed signs calling them cheaters and worse. There were mini-trash cans and other … More 2021 Astros will see, hear a lot of rude, earned treatment — but it doesn’t look like it’s going to bother them

Trying to figure out why our poor kitty keeps making a daily habit of throwing up

For weeks, and really going back to December, our Teena has made a habit of, um, throwing up almost daily, often multiple times. Much of the time, it’s just saliva. The vet has tried various meds, including a probiotic, Flagyl and others to treat possible IBS, pancreatitis or gastritis, and we’ve done an extensive blood … More Trying to figure out why our poor kitty keeps making a daily habit of throwing up

Trying to figure out the cause of this $%#*@! pain … and make it go away!

New year, new medical issue (although this actually began in 2020): I started having pain in my right shoulder about 4 months ago. Being a side-sleeper, I thought I’d slept on it wrong and figured it would just go away. But the discomfort stuck around, so I figured I’d probably strained something. When I had … More Trying to figure out the cause of this $%#*@! pain … and make it go away!

Saying a tearful goodbye to ‘Gip,’ and having a tough time understanding why these things have to happen

We’ve lost so many dear friends from our Conroe High Class of ’78, which boasted over 1,000 members. Some I didn’t know at all, some I knew of but didn’t know personally, some I knew pretty well, and some I had close personal relationships with. Some of the losses hurt more than others, but they’re … More Saying a tearful goodbye to ‘Gip,’ and having a tough time understanding why these things have to happen

Happy 90th birthday to the starship captain of my childhood, Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, aka William Shatner

A guy who used to be on this show I watched as a kid turned 90 Monday. You may have heard of him: William Shatner. The Canadian-born actor played this cool, always-in-control character on a science fiction series called Star Trek. His name was James Tiberius Kirk, he was born in Riverside, Iowa, in 2233 … More Happy 90th birthday to the starship captain of my childhood, Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, aka William Shatner