Clearly, Snow Big Fan of Trinity River Project

Trying to get to my post at Unfair Park. Big weather issues here. See photo. Huge branch the size of the Sears Tower fell on wife's car. Worse: I had inadvertently left money bag containing $1 million-plus in rubles on top of car, part of inheritance I received recently from little-known uncle in Detroit. According to witnesses, branch caused money bag to fly off car into hands of passing homeless person.

Busy battling now with numb-nuts on 800 number at insurance company arguing with me about validity of codicil I inked onto margin of homeowner's policy last May specifically providing for such an event. Not about the money for me. It's the de-personalization. Will be there ASAP.

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Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
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