Maybe I’ll write a book

After roughly 1,000 installments into the hallowed halls of Don’trushmedom, 21 years worth of opinions and stories, I think it is time to hang up my humble scribe’s pen. At least for a while or until the spirit moves me again. To be sure, I am still working for this newspaper. Oh, I may contribute […]

From the archives

I hate getting sick and staying out. Blach! But it happens to the best of us. So, here is something from the hallowed halls of Don’tRushMeDom. Hope to see you next week. * * * I save up reader e-mail and once in a while let you, the reader, write my column for me. No […]

Over medicating our youth?

Once again, I love my job. One of the cool things about being Johnny-On-The-Spot, Ace-Reporter, and Award-Winning-Columnist of Don’t Rush Me fame, Don Rush, is community contact. Readers write! They write me, they write opinions, articles and books. And sometimes (if I am lucky) they write me about the books they write or causes they […]

Beat the drum slowly, but get Larry out quick

Now it is a waiting game. A time to count time — by the days and even hours. But, counting time is something Larry Drum and his family are good at. They’ve had plenty of time waiting, counting. Nearly 17 years, to be exact. Seventeen years is how long Larry Drum, 70, former Eagle Scout […]

Hippie networking with a smile, cup of Joe

One of the best things we have done was to start hosting weekly ‘networking? meetings a little over two years ago. I put quotation marks around ‘networking? because our Coffee Clubs are not typical networking-type meetings. I say it was one of the best things we’ve done for a number of reasons. Maybe not the […]

What kind of creature is Sean?

Does anybody remember comedian Bill Murray’s lounge lizard routine from those exciting days of yesteryear, when ‘Saturday Night Live? was relatively new? I only ask this, because son Sean Rush, is following in Bill’s footsteps, if only because he walks around the house singing (over and over), ‘Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars . . […]

What happens when you ain’t moved to . . .

Often times when I am out and about a reader will come up to me and ask, ‘Week in and week out where do you get ideas to write about?? I have answered that question a lot, so I have been able to hone my answer down to something that at least sounds original each […]

George ‘Andy? Anderson was a ‘straight up guy?

When George (Andy) Anderson hit the Independence Township scene in October, 1973, the Clarkston News described him as a ‘ball of fire,? resembling ‘an easygoing Scandinavian.? Mr. Anderson died after his lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease last Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the Genesys Hospice in Goodrich. He was 64-years-old. Anderson was 30-years-old when the […]

Thomas Jefferson on . . .

(This column is from the Don’t Rush Me Archives. It was published, first, in Nov. 2006.) It’s over! Thank whomever you will, but thank ’em goodly for the past election cycle passing. How crappy can politicians be to one another? And, how idle-minded are we to listen to their crappiness? I can only venture a […]

My masculinity must’f deminished

So there I was in my backyard, in my domain. Don Rush, Master of His Domain and fashion maven: sky blue, white and tan bowling shirt, khaki shorts and faded forest green rubber boots up to my knees. (If there’s a picture next to the definition of the Suburban American Male, I’m sure it would […]