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  • Simon Says: I know why you won’t read this!

    I was going through social media recently and I noticed most videos today have big video, big subtitles, and not much depth. Think about it.  There’s not much to comprehend with these kinds of videos and you don’t need much time with them either. But there’s a reason why we’re all getting served this kind of thing. To put it bluntly: we’ve stopped reading! We’re reading fewer books. We’re only reading headlines.  And some studies suggest you only spend about 15 seconds […]

  • Simon Says: Why we should all be UNITED; customer service really sucks!

    Ok, you were shocked, horrified, and disgusted by what happened on that United flight. C’mon, no one should have been surprised. Sure, it’s a textbook case on how to fail with public relations, but it’s also a bad sign how so many companies just don’t have time or don’t care about basic customer service anymore.   It shouldn’t be a shock that we got to a place where someone thought it was ok to drag a guy off a plane. […]

  • Simon Says: No one can retire anymore, but you can do this!

    DALLAS — Tony Romo is now Tony “No Go” when it comes to playing another season. He’s giving up the “blitz” for the booth, “retiring” from the NFL. Good luck Tony, you’ll learn TV critics can be harsher than Monday Morning Quarterbacks. I guess it's time to start dressing up. #CBS A post shared by Tony Romo (@tony.romo) on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:57am PDT Anyway, don’t you wish we all could retire one day? Yeah, especially at 36. But have […]

  • The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton on going from theater at SMU to King Ezekiel

    DALLAS — This past Sunday, the Dallas Convention Center was packed with hordes of zombie-superhero-fantasy-SciFi-loving fans for the annual FanExpo Dallas, the “comicon” of Dallas, of sorts. Fans came out to meet the actresses, actors, artist, and content creators of their favorite shows, games, comics and more. The big draw of the show, however, were members of everyone’s favorite rotting TV series, The Walking Dead. Actors Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and the king himself, Khary Payton attended the show. […]

  • Simon Says:  Are we bankrupt or just shedding the fat? Nothing makes sense anymore!     

    Things just don’t seem to make sense anymore.  Work with me here, but doesn’t it feel like we all have been feeling so damn confused? Look where you shop.  Ae we bankrupt or just shedding the fat? These stores are closing near you: GameStop, The Limited, Payless Shoes, Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s, Wet Seal, Family Christian and Staples. Now, take a look at the stock market; it’s full of bull, breaking records each week. Nothing makes sense when it comes to […]

  • Simon Says: Fixing health care is like planning a party for triplets

    DALLAS — We Americans are a pretty resourceful group of people. We’ve figured out how to go to the moon, get rid of disease, get rid of terrorists and outlast communism. Hey, the Cubs finally figured out how to win the World Series. Not bad. The impossible becomes possible with luck and hard work, which makes it even more remarkable that we can’t figure out a way to solve health care in this country. Some historians will tell you nearly […]

  • Listen to a mom talk about how heroin took away her son

    Dawn Bolton from Richardson, TX shares her story, and hopes her hindsight can save someone you love. Here’s what she submitted to a national interactive map highlighting the Opioid epidemic.   10/31/85 – 2/16/11 Forever 25. Andrew is my precious son, an awesome brother to his sister, a grandson, and a friend to many. My sweet son passed away from a Heroin Overdose, my heart is broken and will never heal. Missed are…..Andrew’s massive bear hugs, incredible sense of humor, kind […]

  • 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: This Brad Pitt movie could really help Donald Trump!

    So, Mr. President —how’s it going? Let me guess, it’s not as easy as you thought it would be. Admit it, being Candidate Trump was fun, but being President Trump is hard work. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Be careful what you wish for.” I have a feeling President Trump could soon be the walking definition of this. But hold on, there’s hope. I have some advice that will get you through — watch the movie “World War Z!” Drop […]

  • Simon Says: Don’t force-feed me your protests!

    I was really excited about the Super Bowl, really looking forward to it, until I thought of the last Super Bowl in Houston. There are  two things I remember about that day: a boob and a butt! I was there with over 70,000 of my closest friends and will never forget that ‘wardrobe malfunction’ and that streaker.  Two cases where the spotlight was stolen to send a message. Now it seems more than just ‘stunts” take over big games and big […]