I delivered this eulogy for my dad Roger Cadenhead today at Prestonwood Baptist Church. On behalf of the family I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to honor dad. I'm his son Rogers, also known as Roger Jr., also known as Little Roger. There are some people you meet whose brains spin at a different RPM than anyone else's. He was one of them. My dad was 20 when I was born and my mom was 18. I am a happy accident. Dad had some unusual parenting techniques. Our apartment in Oak Cliff was so small my crib ... read more

My dad Roger Cadenhead died yesterday after a long battle with Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. He was 70. Dad was a microelectronic engineer, rock-ribbed Republican, ham radio operator K5PCS and one half of the June 1980 father-son championship at the Hulen Mall Putt-Putt. You could start a conversation with him on the weather and find yourself an hour later in a discourse on the root causes of World War I. He'll be taken back to Honey Grove, which he loved, to the mother and grandmother who raised him. His death ... read more

Last week, the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was confronted at home by an axe-wielding intruder enraged by his depiction of Muhammad. Initial media reports indicated that the 74-year-old and his five-year-old granddaughter Stephanie fled to the safety of a "panic room" in his home and alerted police, who arrived within minutes and shot the intruder. Yesterday, news reports revealed that Westergaard fled to the panic room without his granddaughter: At the time, Westergaard was looking after his ... read more