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 […]

With only a few days before Christmas . . .

With only a few days before Christmas . . .

Well, there are only a hand full of days left until folks all over these fruited plains celebrate Christmas. And, I am feeling kinda’ good about it, because I am almost finished shopping for presents! In my reckoning, if I wait until the end, shelves will be picked almost clean of items to purchase, thus […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

As I look back upon those thrilling holidays of yesteryear, I have come to believe, for me (not everyone) those Christmases Past were in fact magical. They were always white with snow. Everything sparkled. No strife. No sadness, only smiles, songs, laughter and love. Below are some of my memories of some “magical” times. * […]

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

All right. Okay. I get it. The year of our Lord 2016 has seen many highs and many lows. It has been one of those years where our patience for our fellow humans has been tested and pushed to the limits. Many folks, many of my own “peeps” (whatever that means) are angry for various […]