I woke up and I was sick — and old.

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

Last week was just one of those weeks. Everything was moving along swimmingly, relatively smoothly. Monday happened, I wrote my column, put together some of the paper, took care of chores both at home and at work . . . and then I woke up on Tuesday morning. I woke up bright and early Tuesday […]

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

We are well into the new year that is 2020 and with that said, I do need to clean up some communications readers have sent me. I mean, come on, if you’re gonna’ take the time to write, I should have the common courtesy to use/share. Thank you readers for reading and caring enough to […]

Say ‘nighty-night’ to 2019: a year reviewed

Say ‘nighty-night’ to 2019: a year reviewed

It’s a topsy-turvy world, and maybe the problems of two people don’t amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans! So Frank Drebin waxed philosophically in the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun: From The Files of The Police Squad! On this the final week of 2019, all […]

I guess I like the rapey song better

I guess I like the rapey song better

I know, I know. What I am about to write, or rather share with you all, will paint me into a corner. Some will tend to take my side, others will conclude I’m an insensitive, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal of the first order. It’s a tough life kids, but someone’s got to live it and it might […]

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. […]

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