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 […]

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 […]

What is news & how does it relate to holidays?

What is news & how does it relate to holidays?

Peace on earth and good will to men. Holidays always seem to get mucked up because some jack-wagon somewhere is hellbent to make a point by blowing something or someone up. (I don’t know why the world isn’t on Dandy Don Rush’s blue-sky and sunshine outlook plan. It outta be, but alas, it ain’t — […]

Dang backroom dealings makes us Michiganders

Dang backroom dealings makes us Michiganders

I woke up groggily the other Monday (I believe it was Nov. 26) to the TV news babe commenting something or other about a new bill our very own Governor Snyder had signed into law. Eyes closed, but ears opened, I thought I heard the sad news, delivered way too cheerily, “It’s official! Governor Snyder […]

On December 4, do something nice

On December 4, do something nice

Let’s start with a quote attributed to Martin Kornfield: “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.” * * * You may not know or believe this, but I am kinda shy and this tends to lead folks to the conclusion that I’m […]