Don’t fall for it

By Nancy Black Ah!  It was so nice outside on Monday morning that I wanted to go tiptoeing through the dead grass. When it is 91 degrees at noon and you feel a bit chilly, you know you live in Texas. But wait! Don’t let Mother Nature fool you. The extreme heat will be back, […]

Death and taxes

By Nancy Black My neighbor across the street was found dead in his house earlier this month. His family hadn’t heard from him for more than a week, so they called the police for a welfare check. My heart goes out to my neighbor’s family, who live in Houston. They are devastated.  My heart also […]

They’re baaaaack!

By Nancy Black Those little green and white — and in my opinion dangerous — pests are back. No, I don’t mean annoying flies or mosquitoes. I mean annoying electric scooters and bikes. Don’t get me wrong. I would love it if the City of Dallas could successfully set up an electronic scooter or bike-sharing […]

The ‘new’ wild, wild West?

By Nancy Black I loved watching TV shows like “The Wild Wild West” and “The Rifleman” as a young girl. I actually got to be friends with Johnny Crawford, the child star of “The Rifleman” during my Hollywood days of the 80s and 90s. Those gunslinging cowboys really captivated audiences. And you always knew who […]

Cats and dogs and cars, oh, my

By Nancy Black They all knew something unusual was happening when my phone’s alarm clock went off so early on a Saturday morning. They followed my every swift move from the bathroom to the kitchen with confusion and anticipation.  “What is she doing?” they telecommunicated to each other. Once the leashes came out, my three […]

Give a hoot!

By Nancy Black It was so 1970s. A man was stopped at the traffic light at Northwest Hwy and Buckner Blvd. I was two cars behind him. We were in the left-hand turn lane waiting to head south toward White Rock Lake. I watched as he stretched his arm out of his car’s window with […]

Love isn’t all you need

By Nancy Black The Beatles were wrong. I adore the iconic musical group but when they sang, “Love is all you need,” they did not quite get it right. Yes, in my humble opinion, love is the most important feeling all living beings can experience. But it is not all we need.  Sometimes we need […]

Tourist in my hometown

By Nancy Black I had never been. My son had never been. So, when his friend from the Navy who was visiting us during the holidays mentioned going to The Sixth Floor Museum, we were game for the adventure. And an adventure it was. I attended Arts Magnet High School in the 80s, which is […]

Worth more than a thousand words

By Nancy Black I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I had no idea how hard it turned out to be.  In hopes of creating beautiful Christmas scrapbooks as presents for my children, I dove into the task of sorting three huge boxes of old photographs, which had been stored away in my garage for […]

Shop Local Saturday

By Nancy Black Which do you enjoy more? Going to Walmart on a Saturday morning or heading out to the local farmer’s market? If you are like me, you picked the latter. There is nothing that will fill you with a sense of community more than strolling along through the booths of homemade candles, baked […]

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