OK, I'll bite. Now that my two favorite psycho-moral philosophers have offered their opinions of the long-haired viral Duncanville kid who told off his teacher, I guess I will, too. I can't stay out of a debate where the word "cockeyed" has come into play. I can't tell you why. It's probably deeply ... More >>
In his column Sunday, the Morning News' Steve Blow wrestled with the the problem of hell, or at least the conservative Protestant vision of it. How, the question goes, can a supposedly loving, forgiving God condemn souls to an eternity of unbearable torment?
Blow's answer is that God doesn't. Witho ... More >>
We are old obit writers at our house who scour the obituary pages by habit every morning, and, yes, we did notice the long obituary in The Dallas Morning News last week for Harriet Schoelllkopf Deison, 65, wife of the pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. I think we both snapped to it because ... More >>
Gone for a week. Vacation. Back. First thing, walked the dogs in the 'hood. Got a half dozen mosquito bites. So I thought the mayor bombed the mosquitos while I was gone. What is up with that? Are there still mosquitos where you live?
Also just back from vacation, next thing, after the dogs, was St ... More >>
Via Scott DornSay what? Jump to find out.For those Friends of Unfair Park who don't have Jewish mothers, I will tell you: They get stuff done. That would probably be their motto, if they ever organized themselves into some kind of union. (Possible sub-motto: "But, Really, Would It Kill You To Cal ... More >>
Paul TatumCourthouse News brings us this lawsuit filed two days ago in Dallas County District Court: John Tatum and Mary Ann Tatum v. The Dallas Morning News, inc. and Steve Blow. At issue is this column, which appeared in the paper on July 12, 2010: "Shrouding suicide in secrecy leaves its dange ... More >>
Steve Blow is exceedingly good at his job, which is to reach new heights in daily journo banality as a columnist for The Dallas Morning News. He has seriously got it down. There is real talent in saying absolutely nothing of interest or consequence for years on end. Which is why I'm particularly ... More >>
I am embarrassed, and I want to offer the Friends of Unfair Park an apology. Last Thursday
I proferred an ironclad prediction that The Dallas Morning News would run one of its aw-shucks-yer-pretty-head Trinity River columns or editorials by Sunday, two days ago, telling readers not to pay attent ... More >>
Steve Blow writes today on The Dallas Morning News's Metro Blog about Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, the Trinity River toll road and Blow's own support of Leppert in the past:Yet I don't feel misled by the mayor. In thinking about it, I finally hit upon the pertinent word for me: "feasible."I understood ... More >>
Dallas Morning News Metro columnist Steve Blow talked bad about me in the paper Sunday, so now, I guess, the laws of newspaper combat dictate that I must talk bad about Blow. I shall.But first, I remember this scene from way back in my newspaper childhood. Back in the late 1970s, I hung out in a rea ... More >>
To the 289 dear, sweet Friends of Unfair Park who've forwarded along the Billy Bob Bain-created "Shutze vs Price" Wordle based upon Steve Blow's whatchamacallit yesterday, thanks. 'Preciate ya, pal(s). Here it is for those who've missed it. Shutze ... pardon, Schutze has already made it his computer ... More >>
Back during the campaign season for the 2007 referendum on the Trinity River toll road, Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow and I got into this really high-flown intellectual debate where I said, "Steve, you're stupid," and he said, "Jim, you're dumb," and I said, "Steve, you're a ninny," and ... More >>