The older you get, the more it happens

The older you get, the more it happens

Kids, this may come to a surprise to you, but when you get older — say in your 50s and 60s — your brain still thinks intellectually you’re choppin’ tall cotton. Your body and the mirror may tell a different story, but your brain still thinks it is on top functioning on all cylinders. 70, […]

Last On Deck Saturday of the Season!

Last On Deck Saturday of the Season!

  Dillman & Upton is hosting its last On Deck Saturday of the season on April 23 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Rochester.  Meet pro builders and see all the latest deck materials. Explore installation costs while you enjoy a free hot dog and drink! The Dillman & Upton expansive deck display […]

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. You’ve all read the book of Mice and Men. But, have you read the one about dogs and cats? Over the years I have been pretty up front about canines and felines. Dogs are great to have and cats are okay. Before you cat lovers sharpen your pencils, put away […]

The yoke’s on you. Some fun on St. Sean’s Day

The yoke’s on you. Some fun on St. Sean’s Day

  Well, since it is officially half over, I’m here to say #MustacheMarch is in full swing. For those who took the plunge, shaved off their beards, or waxed their ‘staches, thank you! As I reported last week here in the land of Don’t Rush Me, I shaved my beard for the MustacheMarch madness. You’ll […]

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Robin, schrobin. Crocus, schrocis. Global warming or the tilt of the earth’s axis has changed Michigan’s weather so robins no longer fly south in the winter. They stay here all year, so seeing one isn’t the first sign of spring. I haven’t seen my one and only crocus yet in my yard and yet I […]

A wee bit on Clarkston’s KR

A wee bit on Clarkston’s KR

Growing up on the mean streets and dirt roads in the ghettos of Clarkston (aka: Independence Township) in the 1970s was a good thing. There were lots of woods to tromp around in, fields to ride bikes in and lakes and creeks to fish and swim in. And, there were enough kids to play pickup […]

Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

I like reading newspapers, watching sports and television shows involving cooking. I know it might not sound “manly” to some, but, I enjoy cooking. Much like gardening in the summer, cooking in the winter is therapeutic. I find solace in the preparation — chopping onions, garlic, peppers, celery, carrots (the whole shabang), seasoning, cooking, tasting […]

On Deck Saturdays starts in March

On Deck Saturdays starts in March

Dream big, dream early!  Dillman & Upton hosts On Deck Saturdays on March 12 and April 23 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Rochester. Meet pro builders and see all the latest deck materials. Explore design options while you enjoy a free hot dog and drink! The Dillman & Upton expansive deck display features […]