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

Our Bird’s on the mend, but another one met a sad fate

We have happy bird news and sad bird news today. First, the happy: I called Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Hutchins this morning to find out how Bird, the injured pine siskin we brought in Tuesday morning, is doing. The young lady I spoke to — who, when I asked if she’s figured out male … More Our Bird’s on the mend, but another one met a sad fate

The backyard adventure, and rescue, of a tiny, hurt pine siskin

Last week, we had a young, tiny, injured bird in our backyard that we believed to be a pine siskin. I had attempted to catch it to bring it to a rehab center but it hopped away, under the fence into the neighbor’s yard. It was clear it had an injured right wing, holding it … More The backyard adventure, and rescue, of a tiny, hurt pine siskin