Where is Hermey when I need him?

Where is Hermey when I need him?

By Nancy Black I answered my own question before I even finished asking it. This was all in my head, mind you. “Does anyone really like going to the dentist?” The answer was yes. I actually do know someone who loves to go to the dentist. He goes in for cleanings every three months like […]

Rams to butt heads with Patriots

By David Mullen Here we go again. The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl, this time in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3. It is 41-year-old quarterback Tom Brady teaming with 66-year-old coach Bill Belichick for, at least, one more time. For the Los Angeles Rams, beneficiaries of the […]

Just me, and my shadow

By Nancy Black I, for one, hope every Texas groundhog DOES see his or her shadow on February 2. I need some winter, people! This 70-degrees one day, and 27-degrees the next, does not count. I grew up in Dallas, and we used to have four distinct seasons of nature. Winter, spring, summer or fall, […]

Just do it — again!

By Nancy Black I hadn’t done it in a very, very long time. Like, more than 10 years. I know. I know. Nobody HAS to do it. Ever. But it is a great suggestion if you want to avoid stress, so I decided to take action. I finally made a copy of my credit cards. […]

‘Hey’ is for horses

By Nancy Black I’ve spent the last 21 years teaching my children not to holler out at me by saying, “Hey, Mom!” Artificial Intelligence (AI) has destroyed my life’s work in one fell swoop.  “Hay is for horses,” I would tell them. “When you need my attention, you politely say, ‘Mom, will you please …’” […]

‘The new phone books are here!’

By Nancy Black I feel like Steve Martin in the movie, “The Jerk” when he jumped up and down and shouted: “The new phone book’s here. The new phone book’s here!” “The signs are up. The signs are up!” is what I am shouting. White Rock Lake Weekly is now the proud Adopt a Highway […]

An Indoor Species?

An Indoor Species?

By Nancy Black I heard it on a radio ad. And it was for an outdoor sporting goods company. But they called Americans the first “indoor species.” An indoor species? Yes. I looked it up. People spend 95 percent of their time inside, the REI YouTube video says. That adds up to about 70 plus […]

Blunt’s performance rescues ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Blunt’s performance rescues ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

By Chic DiCiccio “Mary Poppins Returns” is a peculiar movie. It’s the type of movie that is impossible to dislike … while you’re watching it. Afterwards, you quickly realize that nostalgia, clever acting and the over-abundance of Disney-induced joy had overridden your common sense and caused you to overlook several flaws. It’s also about 30-minutes […]

Don’t blink or you’ll wink!

Don’t blink or you’ll wink!

By Nancy Black I never used to do it. At least I don’t think I did. It must be something that happens with age — winking at people. So, I must be getting old because, during the holidays, I caught myself winking at someone. I wasn’t flirting. I wasn’t responding to a shared secret with […]

‘Mowgli’ too frightening, and depressing, to survive for long

‘Mowgli’ too frightening, and depressing, to survive for long

By Chic DiCiccio Here’s a word you wouldn’t expect to see regarding a movie based on a Rudyard Kipling book: traumatizing. That word isn’t being used from a child’s perspective either. “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” will not only make you quite sleepy, it will leave your retinas permanently scarred with a shockingly depressing image.  […]