Oh (sigh, Don) Tannenbaum, oh Tannebaum

Oh (sigh, Don) Tannenbaum, oh Tannebaum

I’ve written before about growing up in Clarkston’s ghettos – and, back then it meant anywhere not located in the half square mile of Clarkston proper (basically anywhere in Independence Township). If you lived in the township, folks from the village would scrunch their faces at you if you said you lived in Clarkston but […]

How to eat this Christmas season

How to eat this Christmas season

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. And, while I know it is not celebrated by everyone, and some for reasonable reasons cannot enjoy the holiday, Christmas really is my favorite holiday. I think during the holiday season, I put on […]

What I am thankful for

What I am thankful for

The harvest is in and the holidays are upon us. Americans, despite the world at large, can (and I hope do) find reasons for thanks. It’s supposed to be our way, that despite troubles and turmoils, we look heavenward with gratitude. After all, things could be worse, so maybe it’s time to count our blessings […]

More thoughts for the season, yours and mine

More thoughts for the season, yours and mine

Nuts! There’s less than two weeks until November is over and I (like many of you) still have leaves ready to fall from the trees in need of raking and bagging. That said, November’s are the month I start thinking of others. Normally, I like to believe the universe revolves around me. Me, me, me, […]

A little grateful, annoyed and a lesson

A little grateful, annoyed and a lesson

Yes, already! I know it’s November and I am grateful for a great many things, not least of all are the men and woman who have and are serving our armed forces. Last week I waxed on philosophically about gratitude. It was a rather “nice” edition to these, the hallowed halls of Don’t Rush Me. […]

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Oh, in this topsy, turvey world where anything or anyone can be destroyed by offending at least one easily-offended individual, I think I have come up with at least one thing which is not offensive. One thing we all can agree on, we need more of. One thing which will not bunch up anyone’s undies. […]

Don has uncovered a conspiracy

Don has uncovered a conspiracy

It must be the time year — so long October, hello Halloween, sleep deprivation and soon to come snow. Just thinking about “falling” back an hour this weekend has set my mind into a different, pondering mode. The other night as I lay in bed, safely ensconced in my bedding, lights out, it came to […]

Unfortunately Facebook is necessary evil

Unfortunately Facebook is necessary evil

I guess I am slow on the take. It took me a while until begrudgingly, kicking and screaming I joined that social media super giant Facebook. I think my three younger sisters ganged up and made me get in there to make it easier to keep me in the loop on family gatherings and the […]

Think 1st, know your 5 freedoms

Think 1st, know your 5 freedoms

I reckon there’s a reason this here column is titled, “Don’t Rush Me.” Never one to “rush” into any situation, my timeliness on issues great and small tends to fall on the late side. This week’s edition is no exception. Hey, did you know last week (Oct. 6-Oct 12) was National Newspaper Week? It’s true, […]

What a mediocre year/me

What a mediocre year/me

Gosh, it’s nearly midway through October and, looking back over the previous nine months, I’m not sure what I have accomplished this year. Oh, I have written a few pretty good columns, but over all I didn’t make any meaningful headway on any project. Dang, how’d I get so mediocre? As every year, starts, 2019 […]

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