Enough of all the serious stuff. The last couple of weeks offered a chance to have a serious dialogue about politics, opinions and how we react to them, and we’re running one more batch of letters today to close out the argument. Those are great conversations to have – especially in a community newspaper – and I’m thankful for all the people who have taken time to write over … [Read more...] about One last invitation to our birthday party
Maybe it’s because I’ve done this for too long. Or maybe human reactions have become so calculated that they are now stale and clichéd. Whatever the reason, there’s a conversation in our society that can’t go away fast enough. Last week, I used this space to write what – I thought – was a semi-educated look at the reason why people in the 18th Congressional district continue … [Read more...] about We can’t keep passing along racial excuses
Another election cycle, another victory for the Congresswoman from the 18th District, Sheila Jackson Lee. How in the world does she do it? Let’s start with some background on Jackson Lee (SJL). She was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, which means she will begin her 11th term in January. She will have served 22 years in Washington, D.C., once this … [Read more...] about How does Sheila Jackson Lee keep getting elected?
As some of you may know, my wife and I are first-time parents. And by “first time,” what I really mean is we have no idea what we’re doing. Take, for instance, those precious few moments every morning when my wife does her hair and I put on my makeup. It’s been a few months since we last updated the wonderful world of Master Hank, and if there weren’t more important issues in … [Read more...] about For sale at stores near you: Hank’s Huckles
The phone and email messages over the past week have been enough to make me feel like I’m the guy running a karaoke machine down at the local watering hole. It’s not often that I take column requests, but just enough people have asked for my take on Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena spill that I feel required to load a few lyrics into this week’s machine. If you don’t know what … [Read more...] about It’s clear Parker doesn’t care about allies