Watching the news about all the flight cancellations this holiday season — most notably Southwest Airlines and its 1 million stranded passengers — put me to reminiscing about my own terrible travel tales.

After two years of taking at-home COVID tests, you’d think I’d be better at it. It doesn’t help that I’ve used four different brands, and each one does it differently.

In the corner of our living room is a spot where there used to be a wood-burning stove. But at some point the previous owners replaced the cute wood stove with an ugly gas heater, which had a tricky switch that didn’t always turn off when I wanted it to. While I liked the convenience of gas,…

Years ago, when I was a student at Texas Christian University, the football team was terrible. Rather than suffer weekly heartbreak, I learned to not care about the fate of my alma mater.

When it comes to studying the history of art, must you study art in history? Yes, you must, because, like the song “Love and Marriage” says, “You can’t have one without the other.”

I was on the phone with someone and had to give them my address … and I blanked. I finally dredged up the house number and the name of the street, but when I came to the end I could not remember whether it was “Drive” or “Road.” 

Our guests have never had the luxury of a guest room. Instead, we subjected them to rollaway beds or inflatable mattresses on the floor. Very special guests got to sleep in one of the kid’s rooms, while the kid got exiled to the sofa for the night. However, this meant the very special guests…

Every day (give or take), the dog and I walk a mile (give or take), through the neighborhood. Out the door, up the driveway, take a left. Always left. The dog is a creature of fierce habit.

It’s the spooky season, so I’m going to play devil’s advocate. Better the devil you know, right? So let’s speak of the devil. Because he pops up in language in the strangest of places.

It popped up seemingly overnight, there in the Oxford Exchange shopping center, between the Dick’s and the Hobby Lobby: “Spirit Halloween,” one in a chain of more than 1,400 stores across the country that only open for a couple of months each year.

I woke up feeling tired and a little congested. This wasn’t surprising, since a loud storm had blown through in the middle of the night, messing with my sinuses and waking up the dog and the cat (who then woke up me).

It’s been a big news week for … food. I know there was some other stuff going on, but I can’t get over some of these stories. Below are 10 recent news stories involving food. Only nine of them are true. Can you spot the fake news?

The Klondike company announced this week it is discontinuing production of the Choco Taco, one of the weirdest ice cream treats to ever exist.

When we bought our house three years ago, it had glorious views, a cool modern-y layout and white carpet everywhere. And when I say “everywhere,” I mean the bedrooms, the living room, the dining room, the closets — and the bathrooms. White. Carpet. In. The. Bathrooms.