Thank you, Mr. Kotter!

By Nancy Black I can’t get the theme song out of my head. I haven’t seen the show in years, but I can sing you the theme song right now: Welcome back! Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back! It’s from an old ’70s TV show called, “Welcome Back, Kotter,” and was written by composer John […]

Blinded by the light

By Nancy Black At first, I thought it was my contacts reflecting the lights badly. They are the gas permeable kind, so I have to take them out daily. Then, I thought everyone driving at night was just being a jerk and driving with their bright headlights on. It made me feel very old. Finally, […]

#ERANow

#ERANow

By Nancy Black Has it really taken this long? I remember my mother fighting for equal rights 48 years ago. Her male counterparts at an advertising agency, who did not work as hard as she did, were getting paid more money. Why? Because they were men. And she was a woman. A divorced woman, no […]

Trial PTSD

By Nancy Black I’ve been triggered. I didn’t know I suffered from it, but I do now. My heart has been racing almost as fast as my mind. I feel tense. And I feel afraid. My fight or flight instincts are kicking in. I’m trying to process all of the forces of good and evil […]

Dredge it up! Dredge it up!

Dredge it up! Dredge it up!

By Nancy Black Yay! We can all agree on something really big that affects all of us — White Rock Lake needs to be dredged. Ugh! The water is so gross! When my son was on the lake all the time during his rowing days, I was terrified he would fall in the water and […]

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

By Nancy Black Fire Season? That’s weird. When I was growing up, we only had four seasons, and not one of them was called “fire.” Spring, summer, fall and winter. That’s what we called the predictable changes in the weather systems each year. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen those four seasons. Why? […]

Changing history?

By Nancy Black “I’m so sick of everyone trying to change history,” one reader wrote in response to a post on Facebook. It announced the City of Dallas’ decision to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “Changing history?” I wrote back. It’s more like correcting it, in my book. Personally, I’m […]

Decisions. Decisions.

Decisions. Decisions.

By Nancy Black One team made a good decision. One team made a bad one. Hundreds of lives were saved by that first decision. Hundreds (perhaps thousands) of lives were endangered by the second. One decision was based on safety. One was based on revenues. On Sunday evening, when the National Weather Service issued a […]

Partially impartial

By Nancy Black You hate getting it but, then again, you kind of hope you get picked when you do. I’ve been chosen to make that drive downtown many a time. Always a prospective juror, never a member of the actual jury. It’s a good thing. I am way too opinionated. And I absolutely love […]

Let’s stop being Ding Dongs

By Nancy Black A chicken loaf sandwich on white Mrs. Baird’s bread with Miracle Whip. That is what I ate as a child. That or McDonald’s hamburgers, cooked well-done with ketchup only, French fries and a Dr Pepper. (These were the days WAY before Happy Meals!)  Ooo! And I loved (still do) those little pot […]

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