A squishy Halloweeny? The forecast says . . .

A squishy Halloweeny? The forecast says . . .

Yeah, it has been a long and wet summer/fall season. I think since that tree fell on my roof and kilt my house back on Tuesday, June 29 it has only rained 365 days, bringing down about 167 inches of water. (Okay. That could be a wee bit of an exaggeration. Maybe it only seems […]

My Evil Plan gets reviewed by Natalie.

My Evil Plan gets reviewed by Natalie.

Happy mid-October everyone. Hope this column finds you well . . . beyond that. A few weeks ago I penned another Jim Dandy Don’t Rush Me column. Here’s a piece of it, so if you missed it, you’ll get the gist. (If you want to read it all, click HERE.) “Social media, pop culture and […]

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

The other day, whilst sitting alone, contemplating life, my thoughts were interrupted. I was in sort of a dilemma. Then my thoughts shifted to something that probably most Americans may have, at least once pondered. I will get to that question a little later, but first allow me to indulge myself and build up to […]

I think my evil plan worked.

I think my evil plan worked.

I must say my strategery of brainwashing has (so far) gone as scheduled. I’ll be honest, I tried to influence my boys’ lives to my way of thinking from the time they were very young. Saw them both this past weekend and I think my evil plan actually worked. They seem like fine young men […]

Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s what I hear.

Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s what I hear.

It’s one thing not to trust a politician when they are high up on the food chain. It’s another thing not to trust ANY politician high up on the food chain. It is still another thing when you don’t trust any media reporting on state and national news. And, here’s the thing — it’s been […]

Why we do stuff.

Why we do stuff.

No, this is not a study on why “we” the collective human race, nor any subset thereof, does anything based on physical, emotional, environmental or psychological stimuli. (Come on folks, it’s my writing you’re reading and you know I don’t follow the science because I ain’t that bright.) The “we” of which I speak today […]

The sun always comes up. Her story.

The sun always comes up. Her story.

And, now for the exciting conclusion — Part 2 of a two-part Don’t Rush Me column.  If you missed Part 1, click HERE — Don * * * As I write, I’ve been sitting on this, mulling things over in my head for seven days. What would I write? How can I complete the circle […]

We learned a lot from Dad

We learned a lot from Dad

Part 1 of a two-part column. And, when Part 2 comes out, it will become apparent why there was a Part 1. — Don After Dad died in July of 1996, the family went through his personal belongings. While rummaging through my dad’s stuff, I found a copy of a column I had written a […]

The unforgiven

The unforgiven

You know, I am not a hateful man. I am not one to hold a grudge. I find it a waste of time and energy to hold anger in my heart towards another human. I reckon somehow the part of the prayer which goes, “ . . . forgive us our trespasses as we forgive […]

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