Oh, and by the way, you can thank me later.

Oh, and by the way, you can thank me later.

Long before it was chic to puff up kids’ ego by making sure most get on the honor roll, or making sure all athletic participants get trophies, I was pretty sure I was “special.” Well, different. I figured that out early in life. From about 7th grade through high school a black crow used to […]

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

Last week was just one of those weeks. Everything was moving along swimmingly, relatively smoothly. Monday happened, I wrote my column, put together some of the paper, took care of chores both at home and at work . . . and then I woke up on Tuesday morning. I woke up bright and early Tuesday […]

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

Random reader commentary regarding Rush

We are well into the new year that is 2020 and with that said, I do need to clean up some communications readers have sent me. I mean, come on, if you’re gonna’ take the time to write, I should have the common courtesy to use/share. Thank you readers for reading and caring enough to […]

I guess I like the rapey song better

I guess I like the rapey song better

I know, I know. What I am about to write, or rather share with you all, will paint me into a corner. Some will tend to take my side, others will conclude I’m an insensitive, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal of the first order. It’s a tough life kids, but someone’s got to live it and it might […]

Oh (sigh, Don) Tannenbaum, oh Tannebaum

Oh (sigh, Don) Tannenbaum, oh Tannebaum

I’ve written before about growing up in Clarkston’s ghettos – and, back then it meant anywhere not located in the half square mile of Clarkston proper (basically anywhere in Independence Township). If you lived in the township, folks from the village would scrunch their faces at you if you said you lived in Clarkston but […]

How to eat this Christmas season

How to eat this Christmas season

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. And, while I know it is not celebrated by everyone, and some for reasonable reasons cannot enjoy the holiday, Christmas really is my favorite holiday. I think during the holiday season, I put on […]

What I am thankful for

What I am thankful for

The harvest is in and the holidays are upon us. Americans, despite the world at large, can (and I hope do) find reasons for thanks. It’s supposed to be our way, that despite troubles and turmoils, we look heavenward with gratitude. After all, things could be worse, so maybe it’s time to count our blessings […]

More thoughts for the season, yours and mine

More thoughts for the season, yours and mine

Nuts! There’s less than two weeks until November is over and I (like many of you) still have leaves ready to fall from the trees in need of raking and bagging. That said, November’s are the month I start thinking of others. Normally, I like to believe the universe revolves around me. Me, me, me, […]

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Oh, in this topsy, turvey world where anything or anyone can be destroyed by offending at least one easily-offended individual, I think I have come up with at least one thing which is not offensive. One thing we all can agree on, we need more of. One thing which will not bunch up anyone’s undies. […]

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