No foolin’ it’s already the 1st week in April

No foolin’ it’s already the 1st week in April

As the last two days of March, 2019 faded away into the annals of history, many of us in these parts were none to happy with the weather. This weekend’s downturn in temperature with the added bonus of about an inch of snow kinda’ dampened our spirits. I’m here to testify, I am like you. […]

And then they wanted 16 year olds to vote.

And then they wanted 16 year olds to vote.

Let’s see, where do I start? (To answer my own question, I reckon the beginning is always a good place.) Well, when I was a lad of oh 15 or 16 I always had these grandiose, Pollyanna ideas. Thought I then, the young pimpled-faced, shaggy-haired Don: I could run for President of These Here United […]

When the boys grow to young men

When the boys grow to young men

Interesting (at least to me) . . . saw both of my sons this past weekend. I picked up Shamus, 21, at his apartment and drove him to see his brother, Sean, who turned 19 on St. Patrick’s Day. They are both as tall or taller than yours truly. Both have facial hair and deep, […]

Weather or not & more on Mr. Sherman

Weather or not & more on Mr. Sherman

I don’t know who comes up with inclement weather names, but I am making a call for him or her to cut it out. STOP IT, already (or call me so I can come up with more betterer names). So, we survived the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” this past weekend, and I am still not sure […]

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 […]