I raced out the front door this morning, and was shocked –– shocked –- to discover that Dallas’ Only Daily Newspaper doesn’t consider me affluent enough for its new free paper.

This is the day that The News starts throwing Briefing, which it’s delivering to what it describes as "200,000 upscale households not already taking the traditional newspaper." What a disappointment for me. To think that I have worked so hard all these years to make something of myself, to eventually own a house in one of Dallas’ nicest neighborhoods and to make a living that my accountant insists is quite nice — and not to make The News’ cut.

I’ll try to find a Briefing (maybe drive over to the Park Cities and swipe one?) and report back later today.