“Just Three Things” Episode 1 (1.24.20)

Well, the first podcast is finally here. Jocelyn White and I have known each other for more than 30 years. We've put together some rather outstanding radio documentaries, worked together [...]

The End of the Line?: Why Getting Rid of Children’s Trains Is Wrong (UPDATED)

UPDATE, 1.3.20 8:00pm - Children's Health Dallas has reversed its plans and now says the trains will stay. “We are humbled by the heartfelt response we’ve received about our beloved Trainscape. We have decided to [...]

Texas Inspirations #2: The Corn Man

William Gray goes by his middle name, "Paul". That's not how most people know him, though. To the thousands of customers who've stopped at his booth in the Dallas Farmers Market over the years, Paul [...]

Texas Inspirations #1: Riding With Sweetie Pie

A couple of years ago, while spending the day at Canton's legendary First Monday Trade Days, I met someone I just could not forget. At the time, I told myself that at some point I [...]

Back At The Ballpark

Where to begin? This weekend marks the last for Texas Rangers baseball at Globe Life Park, the team's home for the last 25 years. For those who became a Texan-by-choice after 1994, or if you [...]

What I’ve Always Wanted To Do, #1 – Eat Barbecue For a Living

So now that my time in Radio appears to be over for the present, what's next? I'm asked that a lot. To tell the truth, I'm kind of making it up as I go along. [...]

“Dusty Attics”, Episode 22 – Opal Lee

Miss Opal. Force of nature. I typed those words as a placeholder to come back to later. Then I realized I couldn't improve on them. Opal Lee has been changing lives almost all of her [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Discover, News and Commentary, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Learning What We Live

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." - Proverbs 23:7 Rainsford expressed his surprise. "Is there big game on this island?" The general nodded. "The [...]

“Dusty Attics”, Episode 19 – Betty Buckley

The first time I ever saw her name in a program, it read Betty Lynn Buckley. That was fifty years ago, but you could already see the talent that earned Betty the title "The Voice [...]

Why The Moon Really Mattered

The Eagle landed on June 20th, a little after 3:15 in the afternoon Fort Worth time. By the time Neil Armstrong was preparing to squeeze through the Lunar Module's hatch six hours later, we'd gathered [...]

Pastor Bob Is Back, And He Has A Special Invitation For You.

Hello, friends. It's your old pal Pastor Bob, back with you again. I know, I know. It's been thirty years since we last spoke, just prior to the unfortunate and unfounded claims that somehow a [...]

June 27th, 2019|Categories: News and Commentary, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The Peril of Posterity

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to [...]

What-A-Bummer (It’s Not Chicago We’re Worried About, Burger Lovers)

Among roll-outs, the announcement that the beloved family-owned Whataburger chain was being sold to an investment firm has to rank among the all-time worst. Sometimes conditions invite arm-chair quarterbacking. This is one of those. You'll note I did not say [...]

The Amazing Miss Opal Lee

Juneteenth, 2019. I thought I'd remember the day by re-posting an interview I did last year about this time with Fort Worth's legendary Miss Opal Lee. For years Opal Lee has fought to see Juneteenth [...]

“Dusty Attics”, Episode 15 – Greg Ellis

For more than a decade he fought in the trenches of the NFL, terrorizing quarterbacks across the league. Then he decided to try the world of entertainment. No one can say that Greg Ellis doesn't enjoy a challenge. Although [...]