Get a load of this!

Sometimes you get e-mail that makes you blush. And, while I am not talking about those XXX rated e-mails you think I’m talking about. No, naked women aside, once in a while a reader sends me something that is really, uhm, embarrassing. W-a-a-y back in March I received an e-mail from a Lake Orion High […]

Now that spring sprang . . .

Ah, spring time. The birds of a feather are flocking together, happily singing and swooning and looking for suitable mates. The daffodils and tulips have popped their heads out of the earth. Their colors vibrant and cheerful. I’ve been buzzed by bumblebees and surrounded by a cloud of pesky gnats. But, know what? It don’t […]

Oh lucky day, the Taxman cometh

We all know (because we are all legal Americans) that it is our right — dare I say our solemn duty — to moan, groan and grumble about taxes. Since those exciting days of yesteryear when we tore off the tyrannical shackles of an oppressive government (read taxation without representation) we don’t like giving up […]

Don on international current events

Some folks have a low tolerance for Buick-driving blue heads (for those not in the know, blue heads refer to those whose hair is a bluish-tinted gray). And, there are still others who get red-faced by the antics of pampered, postpubescent pukes who give little and expect all. Where you are on Don’s highly scientific […]

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Did you know Hillary Clinton, while still only a Rodham and a college coed, clandestinely met with Cuban president Fidel Castro at a club in Havana to plot the slow, but sure socialist take over of America? And, did you know it was there she first learned of a smart, but gullible country boy, turned […]

Let’s give it up for earwax

In the past I have discussed the logistics of feet sweating something like 91 quarts of sweat a year. I have delved into the mysterious differences between men and women. I have even had the courage to explore what happens to a penny after it is swallowed. I have provided a veritable font of wisdom […]

Hey, I’m just like Oprah!

In 1986, the world’s population was around 4.932 billion. Twenty years later, it has ballooned. There are now between 6 billion and 6.6 billion of us bipedal humanoids traversing the earth. This, despite that fact that in 1986 the Soviet Union’s nuclear power plant in Cherynobl sprung a leak. Twenty years. The more things change, […]

Friday is ‘Saint? Sean’s Day

John Theodore Rush — aka Sean — is either blessed or cursed. Son Sean’s birthday is March 17 — affectionately called Saint Sean’s Day by Clan Rush. By the way, those not familiar with Celtic (K-eltic) takes on English spellings, the name Sean is not pronounced Seen nor Scene. It’s Sean, excuse me . . […]

‘Dear Don . . . Good GRIEF!?

In this modern age of high-tech electronic gizmos, I actually get feedback on my wonderful, literate and always grammatically correct columns. Before e-mail got big, I wrote in a vacuum — only to receive comments if somebody was REALLY mad. And, they must have been upset, because they would have to take the time to […]

Detroit Zoo closure gets the kids in gear

Once in a while as a parent — okay, as a dad — your kids do something that really makes you puff out your chest and brim with sin — I mean pride. (Pride is still a sin, isn’t it, even if you are of Irish lineage?) * * * A couple of Sundays ago […]