27 and lost in a mum shop: Never too late to right a homecoming wrong 

Originally published Oct. 28, 2017 in The Dallas Morning News. I’m surrounded by feather boas and cowbells and teddy bears. Moms and daughters fuss over racks of ribbons, trying to find just the right combination in time for the big day. I’m 27. I’m in a homecoming mum shop. I’m lost. If you grew up […]

For Cowboys’ anthem performer, focus is on the song, not the debate 

Originally published Oct. 1, 2017 in The Dallas Morning News. ARLINGTON — By the dawn’s early light, Freddie Jones arrives at AT&T Stadium with his bright blue trumpet. In a green room down the hall from the Cowboys locker room, he warms up for hours before his small but critical part of the Cowboys pregame […]