Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…

I really haven’t listened to music on the radio since about 1982. Music started to change back then (or maybe it was me), so I started listening to talk radio versus music stations. I tuned my car’s radio to WWJ, WJR and I think there was a sports talk radio on 1270 AM, too. Yup, […]

If wishes were horses, beggers would ride

If wishes were horses, beggers would ride

  Do you ever just sit down and wonder any more? Or do you just sit down and react with your thoughts? Do you have time to reflect or are you on the go, 100 miles per hour, zigging and zagging, fixing this jam or another, plugging this or that hole wherever there’s a leak, […]

A lot has changed in nearly 250 years

A lot has changed in nearly 250 years

This past weekend with fireworks and much merriment, we celebrated the declaration of our country’s independence. Not, as some get confused, our being independent from the old world’s superpower, England. On July 4, 1776 we merely announced to the world that we were free and were prepared to back up our words with action. “When […]

Sponge baths and more spurs readers to write

One of my favorite parts of being a highly skilled, well compensated and much imitated columnist is hearing back from readers. Over the past 36 years of writing the much loved Don’t Rush Me column (something north of 1,800 columns) readers respond. Sometimes you agree with me, sometimes you want to take me out to […]

Summer baseball memories

Summer baseball memories

This past Sunday was the most underappreciated holiday in America – Fathers Day. And, while we can debate the merits of my statement, there are a number of things that come to mind when I think of Fathers Day. Of course, I think of my very own father, gone now for about 26 years. Miss […]

The times, they are a changin? Not really.

The times, they are a changin? Not really.

I’ve been spending a lot of time these days, home alone, healing, laying down, healing, watching TV, healing, watching YouTube videos on foraging in the woods, weeds you can eat (Did you know you can make coffee from dandelion roots? Neither did I!), healing, not sleeping so well and because of that, thinking. If knee […]

Not finding the romance of a sponge bath

Not finding the romance of a sponge bath

Yup. You’ve probably heard by now (and if you haven’t hang on a moment, you will) I sorta’ kinda’ broke my right knee right good in the middle of May. One wrong twist and smooth as silk I went down, rupturing my pettalar tendon. Sports fans may know that’s the tendon that goes from your […]

One good turn deserves a big crash, bang!

One good turn deserves a big crash, bang!

All I can say is, “Bumbles don’t bounce like they used to.” And, will I add, that really kinda sucks. Whether you know it or not your hero (that would be me) ain’t as young as he once was. There was a time I could jump off tall buildings on run, with knees bent, land […]

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