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David tries to find the humanity and profundity in the commonplace. He writes on a variety of topics.

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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

Maybe intellectuals have always been persecuted and shoved in lockers, but something in my gut tells me we’re at a low point 

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Clear Thinking for Great Copy, Part 4: Editing to Perfection

I want to save you from the pain I know too well. Learn how to edit, so you can love your work.

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Clear Thinking for Great Copy, Part 3: Building the Right Paragraph

A paragraph fails when the sentences, while they make sense as individual units, do not connect in a logical or meaningful way.

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Clear Thinking for Great Copy, Part 2: Crafting the Right Sentence

If you can write a solid sentence, you have my respect.

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Clear Thinking for Great Copy, Part 1: Choosing the Right Word

Writing is hard because our ideas don't always line up conveniently.

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How You Can Save Western Civilization by Reading True Grit

You may see it as a comedy, but I cannot laugh with you.

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The Idea Grove

7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Writing

Wordiness is a crime against common sense.

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How Craft Beer (Finally) Came to Dallas

Three brewers navigated the city's red tape to open the first microbreweries.

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Blessed Are the Beermakers

Cheers to those keeping North Texas' mugs full of Buffalo Butt and Blood and Honey.

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Beer Me

Just enough info to sound like you know what you’re talking about

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The Huffington Post

How a Road Trip Set to a Beatles Soundtrack Made Me a Better Ex ...

Everyone has a talent. Apparently, I give good divorce.

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Why City Slicker David Mitchell Has 'Gone Country'

An ex-real estate investor finds new life owning the Sleepy Sheep Ranch in Whitewright.

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Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

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Strings Attached

Before Rozanne DeLoach’s father died, he gave her a career in music.

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UT Arlington Magazine

The Tracks of Progress

Railroads are a conspicuous fact of Arlington life.