Here are light-hearted favorites such as Chaw McCuddy's review of violinist Itzhak Perlman, David's encounter with a feral cat named Osama and the women who defended it, The Colonoscopy Chronicles, the true story of a black bra and how it inflamed readers' imaginations, and fantasies such as the Magnetron-an imaginary device for disabling loud car stereos.
Serious subjects close to David's heart proved popular with readers as well, such as his reflections on the death of his father and the tragedy of the space shuttle Columbia. Included are essays about parenting, computers, handguns, and a requiem for Gus the dog.
Topics of global significance are treated as well: 9/11, war, terrorism, and homelessness. David writes honestly about religion and politics in this volume, examining the proper role of critical thinking in religion and exploring the implications of public prayer.
This book will have you laughing one minute and crying the next, which might be why Texas Panhandle readers voted him Amarillo's most popular newspaper columnist.