News for thems that like weird stuff

There are many times in all our lives when we need news that really isn’t. Sometimes we need news that doesn’t report the number of home foreclosures in Michigan; the number of soldiers killed in Iraq; nor the number of sexual blunders by any elected official. That, dear readers, is why when I need a […]

Ain’t he great?

A while back we ‘inherited? my Grandma Rush’s pet cockatiel. For those not in the know, a cockatiel is a bird. And, for those wondering, Grandma Rush, 92, is still alive and kicking and playing bingo and watching movies and getting her hair and nails done and — well, she’s doing quite well, thank you. […]

Don — You’re a jerk!

Some folks just have a way with words. As proof of my contention, I give you the People’s Evidence, Exhibit 1-A. It’s an e-mail from a reader, who really didn’t like when I opined on ‘The Women of The Chamber.? The writer, a ‘she,? was in disagreement with just about everything I wrote regarding local […]

Today is “the” day

Today is the day, but first a bit of advice for the day: You know it is time to clean the bed of your pickup truck when you start growing tress (in the bed of your pickup truck). Don’t ask how I came by this nugget of wisdom . . . and yes, I did […]

So, how ’bout the cost of a gallon of gas?

I think we Americans are spoiled wienies. Me, me, me. That’s all we think about. We are preoccupied with self. Ourself, that is. (Not me, of course. I transcend ‘myself,? thusly abdicating all responsibilities to other selves — maybe you. Is that selfish?) I started to think of this just the other decade and my […]

Welcome to the good ol? girls? club

Excuse me for a moment while I find my ‘thick-skinned? suit which comes complete with knuckle dragging sleeves and gloves. Z-i-i-p-p! There, it’s on. And since I am at it, I might as well don my protruding eye-browed Neanderthal headgear. Ah, fits perfectly. Now that I am sufficiently protected from the slings and arrows that […]

Thomas Jefferson on the Election

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 guess, but I’d wager political advertising will only become increasingly negative, false and salacious before it […]

You can get live bait, 24/7

I know I have lived a sheltered life. I grew up in the area, after college I got a job in the area and now my family lives in the area. I haven’t been on foreign shores (unless, of course, you count Canada as foreign). I know I work in the media and see a […]

Who are you, really?

By the dawn’s early light, and much of the time before, I am hearing lots of rockets exploding. It’s Thursday, June 29 (10:31 p.m., if you must know the exact time). Americans all over the fruited plains are celebrating their heritage, their birthrights as the sole harbingers of all that is right and good with […]

Hey, plants have feelings too

Earlier in my life I heard Michigan Radio host Todd Mundt interview botanist Dr. Tony Trewavas. And, I was left feeling cold and chilly. Visions of 1950s horror films haunted my thoughts. Todd Mundt’s show talked about plants with feelings. They can feel and communicate. Indeed, Dr. Trewavas of the University of Edinburgh says we […]