Don’s irrational fear of monkeys renewed

Don’s irrational fear of monkeys renewed

For the past year or so I have been catching glimpses of the movie opening this week, War For The Planet of The Apes. (I think most folks call those glimpses “Previews,” but then again, I ain’t most folks.) The reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise has really kinda bummed me out. By the […]

There’s a stye in my eye . . . again

There’s a stye in my eye . . . again

This story begins Sept. 1, 2004. Last week I got some great news. News that had me whistling happy tunes, snapping my fingers and tapping my toes. I had a stye in my eye — left to be exact. That’s it. That is my happy news. I went to the urgent care center in Oxford, […]

So, what about fathers, Part Deux?

So, what about fathers, Part Deux?

Last week I wrote about what dads think about themselves and what society also thinks of men. Walking Paychecks. That’s what most men think of themselves as — providers — and, that is about it. That column led to some chatter out in the social media world, mostly from the AMC (Angry Moms Club), who […]

Graduates, welcome to being an adult.

Graduates, welcome to being an adult.

By now most area students who are The Ever-Lovin’ Class of 2017 have completed their graduation ceremonies. With pomp and circumstance they walked down aisles with robes and caps. Tassels have been tussled from right to left. Graduated. Woo-hoo and congratulations. Now your real education starts. To help you on here are some thoughts for […]

The peeps chime in on #SegerToClarkston

The peeps chime in on #SegerToClarkston

It’s funny, I reckon, one of my favorite songs (or more accurately, one of the songs that sticks in my head) was released by RCA Victor in 1965. It was the flip side to Make the World Go Away, recorded by county & western legend Eddy Arnold. I only remember this because it was one […]

Hey, somebody! Get this to Bob Seger, STAT!

Hey, somebody! Get this to Bob Seger, STAT!

Yeah, without a doubt it seems every few years or so those whacky Clarkstonfolk like to bring up the name (reverently, I might add): Robert Clark Seger. Yes, that Robert Seger, better known as Bob Seger — Rock N Roll Hall of Fame singer/song writer. I would venture to say, if Clarkston were England, they […]