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 […]

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 — […]

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