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 […]

One lucky shopper will win $500 gift card for buying nearby, posting social media photos

Michigan Retailers Association’s Annual  Buy Nearby Weekend is Oct. 7-8   Retail businesses across the state will celebrate Buy Nearby Weekend Oct. 7-8, offering special merchandise or sales and the chance for one lucky shopper to win $500 by posting a photo while shopping local with the #buynearbymi hashtag. It’s all part of the Michigan Retailers […]

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

Don is under the weather this week, so we bring you this gem from Oct. 10, 2007. Enjoy! The other day, whilst sitting alone, contemplating life, my thoughts were interrupted. I was in sort of a dilemma. Then I had a thought. For the longest time I resisted tethering myself to electronic devices — this […]

If the bedbugs bite, bite ‘em back.

If the bedbugs bite, bite ‘em back.

Last week, I saw a post on social media from a mom asking what had bitten her (I think young teen) son. She also posted some pictures of all the bites. Poor kid. Folks offered their opinions: go to the doctor, it’s spiders, ‘skeeters and — gulp — bedbugs. I do not know the outcome […]

Almont passes ordinance to prohibit the use of coal tar sealant

The Village of Almont MI adopted an ordinance on Sept. 5 which prohibits the use of coal tar sealants and other sealants with high PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon) content from being sold or applied within the community. In an effort to protect and promote public safety and community health, the village became the first community in […]

Adieu, Doubting Thomas, adieu

Adieu, Doubting Thomas, adieu

Up until, oh, about 17 years ago, I was that guy who really had no use for felines. Not saying I was a cat hater, or an Ailurophobe. No, just the quintessential, all-American dog lover. Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs — had dogs since before I was one. Grew up with them. There was Teddy, Lady, […]

‘Big Jer’ answers my call on phone scammers

‘Big Jer’ answers my call on phone scammers

So, as a highly paid and influential member of our local community I get hit up a lot. Locals “friend” me on social media (I think I actually know about 30 of my almost 800 Facebook “friends”), send private messages, pictures, jokes, e-mails, cards, and letters. You all send tons of questions, answers to my […]

Still time to swing into SCAMP’s 30th annual Golf Classic

Still time to swing into SCAMP’s 30th annual Golf Classic

There’s been plenty of golf balls driven, laughter and money raised over the last 29 years for one of Clarkston’s favorite organizations — SCAMP. And next week golfers will hit the links again to have fun and help kids. The 30th Annual SCAMP Golf Classic is Sept. 8, at Fountains Golf & Banquet. All proceeds […]

You can be a hit with these marketing secrets!

You can be a hit with these marketing secrets!

As a member of the human race blessed to live in these here United States, you are bombarded with thousands of marketing pitches every day. On TV, radio, billboards and whenever you log on to your favorite website, social media forum or check your e-mail, marketers of all stripes are vying for your attention. (Actually, […]