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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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