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  • Simon Says: Can we abstain from ‘Sex Shop’ billboards on the highway!

    I recently finished a long road trip with the family. 17 hours from Dallas to Orlando meant a lot of Red Bull, bathroom breaks, Burger King, and billboards–a lot of them! So many of those signs–too many to count–were for sex shops. The kinds of places you can get toys and lingerie. I guess when you’re on the interstate you’re always thinking about sex, right? Whatever. Parents like me just hope their kids are zoned out on Netflix during the […]

  • Simon Says: What? A robot is taking my job?

    I was watching the garbage truck pick up my trash the other day with that robotic arm. Looking at it made me remember how someone used to do that job. Yes, innovation is ‘killing’ the garbage man.  Just like the toll booth collector, phonebooth maker, and sorry Mr. President, thousands of coal mining jobs. You can’t stop progress. It doesn’t belong to a political party. We hear about how driverless cars will be common for our children. Think about the […]

  • Simon Says: Are you pissed at Putin? Sure doesn’t feel like it!

    I loved the good ol’ days when the Russians were our enemy. Yes, the former Soviet Union and Communism had us up at night and fighting wars. We hated them. They hated us. Communism fell and then things cooled off.  Now, it’s time to turn up the heat! Is it just me? Where’s the outrage, the angry mobs, protesting a fact that is not fake news: THE RUSSIANS INTERFERED IN THE 2016 ELECTION. Think about it. A foreign government hacks […]

  • Simon Says:  “Breaking News” is broken. Please make it stop!

    I want to break down what I think is a big problem if you watch CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. It used to be, “breaking news” meant actual news. Now, not so much. Over a few hours recently, I watched the major news networks, trying to see how often they wanted my attention with what looked like a big story. CNN uses the “breaking news” logo A LOT! But what’s so breaking about waiting for election results or the polls […]

  • Simon Says: Free Speech? Sure, but only when the bottom-line isn’t ‘offensive’.

    When you think about, the main job of comic is to make people smile.  That’s it. Wish we all could have that job, right? Although, lately, some of you aren’t laughing at Kathy Griffin & Bill Maher. Her “Trump Head” put her to the head of the unemployment line, while Maher’s “N-word” had him using the word “sorry” with his own damage control. It looks like these two just got space in the ‘Museum of Popped Culture”.  You’ll find them […]

  • Simon Says: Movies today stink, but you don’t have to!

    Going to the movies soon? Well, I have a good feeling you might get a sense that it all seems so familiar, like you’re watching the same movie over and over again. It’s not quite like ‘Ground Hog Day’,  but aren’t you tired of the same formula and retreads that seem to be coming from Hollywood. Here’s what you have to look forward this summer: They all seem to be made with the same ingredients:  a destroyed city, a fight, […]

  • Simon Says: When it comes to hackers and who can get to your money, this should freak you out.  

    Doesn’t it feel like we can’t go a day without hearing about “hack attacks?” Yeah, the Russians, North Koreans, and some guy near you wearing bad underwear in a basement are all using a keyboard to do everything from possibly tilting elections,  holding your data for ransom, or finding nude pictures of famous people. It’s a big deal, and these kinds of hackers have so many politicians yelling for change. Think about that for a second while I ask you a […]

  • Simon Says: Mr. President, I know the two guys who could really help you!

    Sometimes, people I know ask me for advice. Sometimes it’s good; other times “Lucy” from Charlie Brown would do a better job from her ‘help’ desk. A few months ago, I had what I thought was good advice for President Trump. I wanted to make sure he watched the movie “World War Z” and remembered the scene about the ‘10th man theory.’ That’s the suggestion of how a tenth man in your inner-circle always offers a dissenting opinion. This way you’ll think […]

  • Simon Says:  Why one guy mapping opioid deaths won’t get out of your head

    Take a look at the faces on this map. They look so happy, don’t they? Before you start feeling jealous, you should feel sad. They’re all dead.  It’s more than 400 people who got hooked on heroin or pain pills and overdosed.   The interactive map was started Jeremiah Lindemann from Colorado. His brother OD’d eight years ago. It’s more than 400 people who got hooked on heroin or pain pills and overdosed.   The interactive map was started Jeremiah Lindemann from Colorado. […]

  • Simon Says: Forget 100-day goals, here’s ONE rule to follow!

    How are you doing with your goal setting ? President Trump is now dealing with the report cards for his “100 Day Action Plan.” Yes, 100 days is a big deal in elementary school, but who came up with the idea that it was supposed to mean so much in politics? You may have heard, Trump now thinks the milestone is ridiculous No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been […]