Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

When this column is first published, Wednesday, Jan. 25 I will have turned 60 years old. I gotta’ say, 60 feels pretty easy, if only I have forgotten all the rough stuff from the last 59 years. So, I got that goin’ for me. I received three emails of interest this week, that through a […]

Young and impressionable = old and impressionable

Young and impressionable = old and impressionable

As a long-standing member of the media, I think it’s fair for me to be a little critical of “the media.” In particular of all the scare mongering which has been going on for the past three years. We haven’t had a day in three years where we haven’t heard or seen a newscast that […]

Fruit cakes and more!

Fruit cakes and more!

Fruit cake, fruit cake, fruit cake. I can’t get away from fruit cakes – and I am not talking about the nutjobs who pop up once in a while to complain about what I’ve opined on. I’m talking about fruit cakes, the holiday sweet treat. I made one little disparaging remark way back in December […]

Choo, choo! Chugging into 2023

Choo, choo! Chugging into 2023

Boy, the last week of 2022 was a humdinger! It was humbling and I felt like a snot-nosed tyke. Let me explain. It may not look like it to the rest of the world, but generally I’m a pretty healthy guy. Despite years of abuse to my body, a pandemic and lots of other destructive […]

A look back at 2022, Don’t Rush Me style

A look back at 2022, Don’t Rush Me style

In a word, “ZOINKS!” Those 365 days of 2022 seemed to slip away quickly and for those of us in the weekly news biz, it goes by even faster. (We only have 52 units – weeks – to divide our year into). One minute it’s a cold day in the beginning of January and in […]

Fruit Cake or Bust! ??

Fruit Cake or Bust!  ??

Well, if you haven’t already figured it out, it’s the holiday season. I know there’s a couple of radio stations playing Christmas music 24/7, Christmas lights are twinkling all over town, we’ve had a dusting of snow and it’s getting colder and windier than just a few weeks ago. And, since it is the season […]

Why I was never nominated for parent of the century

It’s gotten pretty deep in the hallowed halls of Don’tRushMe-dom lately, so I thought I’d try to lighten things up. On Thanksgiving, the lads Shamus and Sean showed up to spend time with the extended Rush Clan, watch the Detroit Lions lose and eat too much turkey. My sons are now all hairy with beards, […]

Humility, gratitude all part of Thanksgiving

Humility, gratitude all part of Thanksgiving

I was asked to re-run (and I quote), “That column you wrote for Thanksgiving a few years ago.” I am not sure what column the reader referred to (I’ve penned a lot of Thanksgiving columns in 37-plus years), but I think it might be this one. If not, sue me. It’s one of my favorites. […]

A time to remember others, empathy and gratitude

A time to remember others, empathy and gratitude

Yup, it’s November, and I usually wait until we’re closer to Thanksgiving before I start preaching all the love and kumbaya stuff. You know, be nice, love one another, scooby, dooby, doo. However, after what happened in Oxford almost a year ago, I reckoned it was more betterer to start soonerer (kids don’t write this […]

Don dives in to the weird stuff

Don dives in to the weird stuff

I don’t know why it is, but it has always been. When it comes to “interesting” items my curiosity is piqued. Maybe it was because when I was but a wee shaver (which was years before I started shaving) I had a grandpa tell scary (but true) stories and his son, Uncle Jim told outlandishly […]

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