Stupid COVID & social distancing

Stupid COVID & social distancing

If you step back and objectively look at it, this really has been a fascinating year. I think the word “unprecedented” is the one folks are bandying about. From the COVID crud, cramped economy, closed schools and cruddy politicians, even the weather has been crazy. We had snow the other week, last week eight inches […]

With Memorial Day upon us

With Memorial Day upon us

Yikes. After being less-than-energetic for over 40 days and nights (Thank you, stupid COVID-19 vacation), this past Saturday was a rude awakening for this old body. My body was shocked when, during a beautiful day that was Saturday — sunny, blue skied and near 70 degrees — I decided to do yard work. The wood […]

What I did on my Covid vacation

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write a Don’t Rush Me column. I penned the last on Monday, March 31 — a couple of days after I was officially laid off from work. Forty-one days. This was basically the first time in my life in which I wasn’t […]

April 1st, no-fooling.

April 1st, no-fooling.

Stupid Coronavirus. It’s kinda’ put a damper on having fun. Since the beginning of 2020, I had planned on this column, to be published on April 1. I had a plan to quote the township supervisor on some sort of prank story. Running through my head were stories on Michigan locating a prison in town, […]

Meanwhile, back in the e-world

Meanwhile, back in the e-world

It’s nice to know during the situation we all find ourselves in, that somethings can still be counted on. One, most folks are good folks. Living in a smaller community is a choice, and usually a good one because of neighbors helping neighbors. Be one of those good neighbors. Two, I am gonna’ get e-mails […]

The little virus that could

The little virus that could

Coronavirus. COVID-19. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. COVID-19. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus .COVID-19. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. COVID-19. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. COVID-19. Coronavirus, and Coronavirus. There. Glad I got that out of my system. Holy moly. Never thought I would see the likes of this little virus, or more accurately, I never thought I would […]

Some Irish jokes to lighten things up

Some Irish jokes to lighten things up

I know this country is divided. And, I know there is a small group who like to yell and scream and make others miserable. Heck, it’s an election year. So, to combat coronavirus madness and general negativity, I will try to spread some magical fairy dust this week. Think about it, March is a time […]

Women need not read today. (But, if you want, you can.)

Women need not read today. (But, if you want, you can.)

Que the pipers! Let me hear the heart-stirring rat-a-tat-tat of the drums. Where’s my goshed-darned soapbox? My friends, Americans and countrymen, lend me your ears now, while the womenfolks are off doing whatever womenfolks do. Men, the time of putting up or shuttin’ up is upon us. Yes, it’s time. It’s March and I ask […]

Why I give a damn about The Oxford Leader

Why I give a damn about The Oxford Leader

You would be amazed — or maybe not — on the amount of times I hear this comment, or one just like it: “You still work at a newspaper?” That comment is usually spoken in a solemn, apologetic manner, like the speaker wanted to console me on the loss of something near and dear to […]

Lots of questions for a February

Lots of questions for a February

Captain’s Log, Stardate 19-02-2020: I’ve never trusted Klingons, and I never will. Other than that, I awoke (as opposed to being “woke”) from my slumber a few minutes of five to a clear, dark sky with twinkling stars and a quarter moon shining. First thing I heard on the National Public Radio news was about […]

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