Long-time readers of this blog will remember the irrepressible mischief of my wife, Richard (not her real name). Well, one of the greatest regrets of our marriage is that I took her to Pecan Lodge one time on an off-day. It was good, but not great. She was unimpressed. I had been one time before tha ... More >>
The attention of the country, or at least that segment of it that's politically aware enough to pay attention, is focused squarely on the U.S. Supreme Court,which this week is debating a pair of potentially momentous cases. Hollingsworth v. Perry, which was argued today, could do away with Californi ... More >>
It was a question the legal system had never faced before: If the state pays a man millions of dollars for locking him up for a crime he didn't commit, does the wife he left behind get a piece of that? There was no need for an answer before the passage of the Tim Cole Act in 2009, which awards the w ... More >>
It's been almost a month since Beau Chandler and Mark "Major" Jiminez walked into the Dallas County Records building to apply for a marriage license. Chandler and Jiminez being men, and this being Texas, they were denied, but the couple had the foresight to bring handcuffs, which they placed on thei ... More >>
Pizza HutFor generations, people have been nervously asking, "Is a fast-food pizza chain the best place to make my marriage proposal?" Now Plano-based Pizza Hut is offering an answer.
Their $10,010 package, according to the press release, (via Eater) includes a "stunning ruby stone flanked ... More >>
Turns out, that 2008 appearance on Celebrity Family Feud was three years too early.Curious the things that land in the in-box. Like this, for instance: a statement from attorney Larry Friedman on behalf of Pilar Sanders, who, for now at least, is married to Deion Sanders. I say "for now" because ... More >>
Raise your hand if, when your spouse is out of town, you plan your meals like you've just been released from prison?
Okay, put your hands down. This perplexes me. Honestly, does your spouse normally restrict or mandate what you eat? Why does where we eat become the biggest decision we make when th ... More >>
Courtesy Mark and Dante WalkupAll that loved-up, technological fun, for naught?Most marriages take work -- in the months and years after the wedding ceremony. But for Mark and Dante Walkup, just getting their marriage recognized has been an exercise in legal and logistical hoop-jumping. The viral ... More >>
Analog Rebellion We've shared more than a few Analog Rebellion tracks with DC9 readers over the course of the past year. Can't help it, really. Dude just keeps putting out tracks that make our black, Pixies-loving hearts jump--and at a startling pace, too. Even though the artist formerly known as ... More >>
Break up: a study in clip art.Here's what happened: I recently read a review of some book written by some guy from Dallas called Men Don't Heal, We Ho on Dallas South News. I was intrigued by the healing and the ho'ing. I wanted to know more. So I asked the writer and publisher of the book, Steve ... More >>