Tis the season for empathy & kindness

Tis the season for empathy & kindness

Another holiday season is upon us. And, my first inclination is to gleefully rub my hands together and mutter to myself, “Hot damn! The holidays are here! BAM!” Yup, I’m that annoyingly too happy holiday elf; a little too chipper, with a little too much bounce in my step, as I skip down the sidewalk, […]

Their journeys led them to write

Their journeys led them to write

Recently, two locals and I communicated about the books they recently published. One, Jim DuFrense is a veteran writer of travel books; the other Ann Margaret Johns is a newbie to the publishing world. Jim likes to hike and be out on the trails, this love has led him to publish 20 books. Ann’s journey […]

The struggle is real when you live alone.

The struggle is real when you live alone.

The conversation started innocently enough. A person advertising with us wanted to know if her ad was “too risque.” Ever the eavesdropping kind of guy, I listened as our ad rep hemmed and hawed trying to answer. When the conversation was completed and the phone connection terminated, I asked what all the hubbub was. The […]

Woodshop, not Home Ec, saved Don’s bacon

Woodshop, not Home Ec, saved Don’s bacon

I reckon after all these years I can finaly get off my chest a secret I have harbored. It’s time. Time to unburden myself, to become guilt free after decades of deceit and living in silent shame. Lo’ these many years have I been your guiding light, dear readers, your seeker of truth, justice and […]

Your thoughts?

Your thoughts?

Assistant Publisher Don Rush just read an article in the New Yorker, sent my Clarkston resident Tom Stone. Your thoughts? “Creating indispensible journalism—whether at the local or national level—is not without cost. It does not want to be free. If people aren’t willing to pay for it, like they pay for the Internet or cell-phone […]

It’s time Clarkston grew up.

This past weekend The City of the Village of Clarkston celebrated 25 years of controlling their own destiny, of becoming a city to thwart off any encroachments from surrounding governments. Twenty-five years ago, Clarkston became a city and it is high-time city council grows up – or will it be more of the same: juvenile, […]

Shhh! Your Fashion Guru is speaking.

Shhh! Your Fashion Guru is speaking.

It’s fall-ish. I love fall. Well, most falls. This fall is kinda’ sucky. My body is ready for cool fall days, crisp, clear fall nights. The other month when it was 39 degrees in the morning, I loved it. I already have my dress sweater vests (yes, plural) ready for wearing. Alas, it is near […]

Meanwhile, back at the sick ward . . .

Meanwhile, back at the sick ward . . .

As I sit here at my desk, typing up another “gem” of a Don’t Rush Me column, I looked down to see my roll of nose-blowin’, snot-clearing’ TP has been depleted. It’s been there on my desk for a few years. This week my nose killed it. * * * Like most folks, I do […]

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