Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Ah, February. Groundhogs, ice, snow and hearts of red, Valentine’s Day. To all, tell the ones you love that you love. And, if you really want to spice up your Valentine’s conversations, here are some topics to discuss. Taxation Without Representation Nothing can get your blood boiling like good lovin’ and talk about that which […]

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Like over 100 million other Americans, this past Sunday I hunkered down to watch the 52nd playing of National Football League’s Super Bowl. And, like many I have thoughts (unlike you, I can publish mine in print — yup, it’s great to be me). * * * This was the first big game in years […]

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the whole of Clarkston — coming out of the much respected Clarkston Community Schools District. As the investigation by Detroit Law firm Dickinson Wright continues into the particulars of the previous superintendent of Clarkston schools, Shawn Ryan has accepted the duties as Interim Superintendent. Based on Ryan’s […]

So many memories for such a small room

So many memories for such a small room

Number One Son (Shamus, 20) has not laid his weary head on his pillow, in his bedroom at Casa D’Rush in over a year. And, for most of that time span the door to his room has stayed closed. Yup. I just kept the door shut and let things stay as they were when he […]

This year close your mouth and open your ears

This year close your mouth and open your ears

Ah. Can you smell it? Right now, take a step outside and take a deep breath through your nose. Aside from those little nose hairs freezing together, what you’ll experience is the freshness that is a new calendar year. Thank goodness. 2017 was sort of a foul smelling, 365 days of ranker, intolerance, anger and […]

City of the Village of Clarkston

NOTICE OF PLAN AVAILABILITY FOR REVIEW The City of the Village of Clarkston is seeking public input regarding the Clarkston 2018 – 2022 Recreation Master Plan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources requires a minimum 30-day public review process as part of the master planning process. The plan will be available for review through January […]

Good night 2017, good night (and good riddance)

Good night 2017, good night (and good riddance)

What is it Tennessee Ernie Ford sang about? Another day older and deeper in debt? Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s it. When I think back to the year that was, 2017, I feel another year older (tons more gray in my beard) and deeper in debt (when something gets paid off, something else breaks that […]