My limited federal government, more local control ‘Two Americas’ plan will never fly … but it would be interesting to see what could happen

America is broken and beyond repair. Let that sink in a little. Our national debt continues to rise. It’s embarrassing and just one of a bunch of things that don’t get fixed. Border security is another. Why can’t we fix things? Because we have two Americas and they cannot agree. So let’s do something radical … Continued

Thoughts on MLK Day … when do we get past race and grow as the human race?

While thinking about Martin Luther King Jr.  during the three-day weekend celebrating his life, my thoughts turn to “Star Trek,” the Golden Globe-winning movie “Green Book,” and Sasezley Richardson. Whoopi Goldberg wanted to be on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” because she was a fan of the original “Star Trek,” which ran on network television … Continued

I trust Kirby … it’s time to move forward

So Texas Tech has hired Utah State’s Matt Wells as the new football coach. Glancing at my Facebook feed, not everyone is thrilled with  Kirby Hocutt’s decision. Example: “Does Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt turning to Utah State’s Matt Wells to be the new head coach make any sense to anybody? Who gave him the … Continued

Lessons from last week’s Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford circus? Women should be heard, but it doesn’t mean all those accused are guilty

Thoughts about last week’s circus with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. Watching social media about this is frustratingly predictable. Friends who I know are liberal or conservative, with little exception, believe one or the other based on their political beliefs. Understood. … can any of you prove your belief is the truth about what … Continued

A tribute to David Nelson: The best way to honor our friend’s memory is to be more like him by emulating the wonderful ways he treated others

We could all be more like David Nelson. That’s what I’ve been thinking since David – a friend to so many of us – was killed while riding his bicycle on a rural road west of Lubbock. That’s what I was thinking when I went to his visitation with so many people it took about … Continued

Besides flying your Stars & Stripes, celebrate Flag Day with ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ on Turner Classic Movies tonight

In honor of Flag Day, Turner Classic Movies is showing “Yankee Doodle Dandy” tonight at 7 p.m. If you’ve never seen James Cagney’s stunning performance in the 1942 film (he won the Oscar for Best Actor) I highly recommend it. Cagney’s dancing is amazing … and worth your time alone. Meanwhile, here are the lyrics … Continued

Is movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg worth seeing? I think Justice Scalia would say yes

Should you see the movie “RBG,” about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg playing at least through Wednesday at Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock? Yes. But don’t just take my recommendation. I believe the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would also recommend the documentary. It’s not because he agreed with his High Court colleague. They … Continued