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. * […]

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Let’s start with a quote attributed to Martin Kornfield: “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.” For the past few years I have gotten behind the initiative that you’re about to read about. And, I always start it the same way (change […]

Now that the election is over . . .

Now that the election is over . . .

I wanted to wait until the latest national election was over to say a couple of things. 1. America is bigger than any one political party or any one US president. 2. The United States, the county we live in, is not a democracy. 3. Despite selective news covering/listening practices of news gatherers and news […]

Some thoughts for these ‘Dark’ times

Some thoughts for these ‘Dark’ times

Man, the times are dark! Not doomsday dark, just not light. Finding it harder to get up at 5:30 in the morning these days. Six is a little easier, but still not as easy as when it the sun rise was something earlier than 8:05 in the morning. Maybe this year I will like “falling” […]

Dogs, thank yous, bus drivers, DNA tests and more!

Oh gosh . . . what was it, about three weeks ago Lake Orion resident Bill Kalmar got a message to me. In short it said, “Thanks Don for the good news column. I have been meaning to write something for your newspaper, but quite frankly, there’s not much good to write about these days.” […]

What can happen when people get involved

What can happen when people get involved

I don’t like some surprises (like, when I open a bill and it is double what I expected.). I like some surprises (like when I check my lottery numbers and see that I’ve won BIG money — actually I am still waiting for this to happen). That said, I was oh so pleasantly surprised one […]

The readers write (some more) about what they read

The readers write (some more) about what they read

Every so often I hit some readers’ nerves with a column. My column, the ever-lovin’ Don’t Rush Me, is a bunch of words thrown together in a certain order that, when read in said order, describes whatever it is I am thinking at any given moment in time — usually the moment I type. Some folks […]

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