Yup. We lost a good one in Mr. Sherman

Yup. We lost a good one in Mr. Sherman

It is not new news, and therefore not news, that Big Jim Sherman, longtime publisher passed away this past weekend. And, though my heart is a tad heavy, it was time. I think his mind finally convinced his body it was time to move on, to find his way to his beloved wife, Hazel. Peace […]

What Don thinks about on Valentine’s Day

What Don thinks about on Valentine’s Day

If I think back, there was a sweet spot in my life when Valentine’s Day was something to look forward to. I remember rifling through the 97 million little cards Mom would buy for us kids to hand out in elementary school — and looking for just the “right” one for the young heart’s crush.I […]

Don’s ‘Word of the Year’ (2019)

Don’s ‘Word of the Year’ (2019)

It’s kinda hard to believe we are already into the second month of the year 2019. Usually by this time of the year, I have already reneged on at last one of my yearly goals. As January played out, however, I was preyed upon by stomach issues (stupid flu bug) and super duper cold, below […]

When the news ain’t what it seems

Oh, the other week whilst I was flat on my back with stomach issues, I was able to watch morning network “news” broadcasts. So, I am lying there, feeling sorry for myself, waiting to make another run for the latrine, when I hear Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos say something like, “According to reports […]

Parking This Weekend In The City of The Village of Clarkston

Street Parking Reminder from The City Manager Jon Smith. With snow predicted for this weekend and next week, I though it appropriate to remind vehicle owners that parking is prohibited on all City streets and in City-owned parking lots from 2 AM to 6 AM from December 1to April 1.  Violators are subject to towing.  […]

The saga continues: Deplorables talk back!

The saga continues: Deplorables talk back!

It’s interesting, I think, that in a world where no one has any time for fun, some actually read the words I throw together Monday morning. And, I am grateful. It means I am not wasting time, and therefore also not wasting the boss’ money. Last week I waxed poetically about the “eff-dash- dash-dash” word […]

Preservation Clarkston: We don’t want to be Troy

Preservation Clarkston: We don’t want to be Troy

By Don Rush There are no dues or fees. No pledges of fealty or oaths of allegiance. No websites or office buildings to call home, but folks who are making up a relatively new group in town all have one thing in common; they want to make sure this community’s character remains. “We don’t want […]

The deplorables and their language

The deplorables and their language

So, there I was. Taking in my routine Saturday morning breakfast with a cup of coffee, a glass of ice water and a copy of both The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press. Before me, plated in between the papers and the drinks, scrambled eggs, refried beans, rice and chorizo sausage, topped with copious […]

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