35 years! But who’s counting?

Today is my 35th anniversary at the Times Record News. I am celebrating it at the golf course — not playing, but covering the Byron Nelson Championship. So you’re getting a re-run. Or maybe you might want to call it a re-run of re-run. This column first ran back in 2002 when I celebrated my…

Goodbye Tiffany

It’s always tough when someone dies. Sometimes you know them, sometimes you know of them. It’s especially tough when someone dies that you wish you could have known more. A girl I went to High School with, Tiffany Dawn Stubblefield, died Wednesday in a car accident, probably on her way home. I’m not sure if…

Miss America’s war on perverts

Want to see some photos of Miss America? Want to chat with her online? Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Don’t pass go. Don’t collect 200. Once upon a time, Miss Americas were all about world peace. But Lauren Nelson is about catching perverts. Miss America — from just up the road in Lawton…

Troops coming home?

In the past few days the fight on Capitol Hill has been about the return of American soldiers to American soil by Oct. 1. Most of congress, mainly Democrats, wants it, but Bush is avidly opposing the issue. He thinks by bringing them home that it will send a losing message to the bad guys.…

What kind of a wife would fire her husband?

I have had wives cuss me, hit me and leave me, but I have never had one fire me. So I really have no advice for Bill Buchanan. Politics put his wife Karen in a “Him or me?? situation just after the clock struck midnight on “24? this week. And Karen — the selfish bitch…

Hope my nose ring matches these white socks

I’ve never been big on dressing up. You who know me will shout “amen? to that. That’s why every time I show up at work wearing a sports coat and slacks, people keep asking: “Who died?? But I guess they are right. Every time I put on a coat, I reach in the pocket and…

Sopranos…pt. 3

The third episode aired last night. It was OK. Nothing too big happened. Paulie almost died at the hands of Tony, but Tony came to his senses. The most interesting part of the episode was a reestablished dominance of Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano in the crazy house. It was funny watching him run the show like…

Wrong side of History

Watching Chase Wright pitch Sunday against the Red Sox was like watching a dog die. Well, in the third inning anyway. It was exciting even as he gave up that fourth home run in a row, but I can’t imagine how frustrated he must have been with himself. You couldn’t really do much, just give…

4-20 now in “high” definition

This is a re-run of my blog on this day a year ago.4-20 4-20 is now one of the most interesting days of the year. If you planned ahead, you bought lots of stock in Oreo cookies because it’s a good bet on April 20, Oreo consumption will go up drastically. You have heard of…

Boxers or briefs?

AOL posted something today called “Battle of the Best Brands.? Since I am bored and really have nothing to blog about, I think I’ll take this test. 1. Target vs. Wal Mart? Wal Mart. Once upon a time, I would have picked Target because I knew where everything was. Then they started re-arranging their store…

‘LIKE A TURD IN WATER?’

I read every word in every story of the “Parents vs. Rider? feud published in our paper this morning. And at this time I have no opinion on the issue. I need more facts before I can take either side. The one thing we all need to learn from this is you better watch what…

Guns on Campus

After yesterday’s tragedy at Virginia Tech I started to ponder the weapon’s possession, as a form of self-defense, policy at Universities. If a dude is walking around with a gun, and I was a student, would I be able to protect myself by using deadly force. I wonder if anyone at VT had the opportunity…

Golf wins out over blogging

Taking off today to play the very best golf course in Texas. Every year at this time, I get the privilege of walking in the footsteps of Hogan. I am a regular in the field at the annual Colonial Wide Open. This is a special gig for the media. And since I have been covering…

Why I’ll always remember Friday the 13th

For most of you, Friday the 13th will come and go and you’ll never even know it was here. But for me, I have a souvenir from a Friday the 13th gone by that always makes me stop and think about this supposedly unluckiest of days. My right hand still has the mark from a…

Quit dancing! C.W. is a good newspaper man

During his resignation/retirement interview yesterday, our editor Carroll Wilson said he hoped “there’s not dancing in the streets? over the announcement. He didn’t really mean it. If there had been a street dance on 13th street this morning when he turned the corner to come to work, he would have laughed his butt off. Good…

Jack is back; and so is ’24′

I am fixing to do something very un-George Bush-like. I admit I was wrong. A week ago, I was sure that Jack Bauer was on his last legs, headed for either the cemetery or an old folk’s home. Our country was no longer safe in his shaky hands. That was last week. Or should I…

I found some good in Don Imus; Now fire him

My grandma used to tell me that if you looked hard enough and long enough, you can find some good in everybody. So I spent a few minutes this morning looking for something good about Don Imus. It’s certainly not his looks. This radio talk show host is one ugly dude. He certainly has a…

What would Jackie think

ESPN has been giving this story a lot of air this past month or so. Journalist after journalist have chimmed in on the subject, but I guess I’ll offer my opinion. They are all pointing out that Major League Baseball is about 8 percent black. What’s the point. Yes there aren’t that many blacks in…

Christmasizing Easter; Bah humbug!

Every year, it seems, they are turning Easter more and more into Christmas. I don’t exactly know who “they? are, but I can feel their hand on my billfold. Since Americans spend around $154 billion celebrating the birth of their Lord and Savior, surely they won’t mind forking over only $14 billion or so to…