A time to remember others, empathy and gratitude

A time to remember others, empathy and gratitude

Yup, it’s November, and I usually wait until we’re closer to Thanksgiving before I start preaching all the love and kumbaya stuff. You know, be nice, love one another, scooby, dooby, doo. However, after what happened in Oxford almost a year ago, I reckoned it was more betterer to start soonerer (kids don’t write this […]

Don dives in to the weird stuff

Don dives in to the weird stuff

I don’t know why it is, but it has always been. When it comes to “interesting” items my curiosity is piqued. Maybe it was because when I was but a wee shaver (which was years before I started shaving) I had a grandpa tell scary (but true) stories and his son, Uncle Jim told outlandishly […]

We’re not ogres up here

We’re not ogres up here

Lately I’ve opined on Oakland County’s proposition for a county-wide mass transit system. Since I am a firm believer in the idea of when you’re on a roll, keep her rolling, I reckon, I will do it one more time. The county commissionerss did a marvelous job, masterful really, of passing a resolution putting the […]

You Got This!

You Got This!

Every once in a while I hear of a positive story idea, or better yet, of a person who makes a positive impact. Let me tell you, I love it when I do. I especially like to hear the good ol’ positive spin because these days there’s a lot of angry folks out there, folks […]

Some thoughts I think

Some thoughts I think

My mind has always wandered and as such I usually don’t come to a conclusion straight away. I mull on things. I daydream. I question and ponder. I even dare to imagine. It’s been this way since I was a kid in school and teachers needed make sharp, loud noises to get me from looking […]

Tip your hats to those who serve locally

  You know, over the years I’ve written well over 1,800 of these Don’t Rush Me columns. I’ve told jokes, I have stood on my soapbox and opined. I’ve tried to stir your emotions, to bend you to my will whether I wanted to make you cry, laugh or get mad at something. The one […]

There is a way to healing – moving forward

There is a way to healing – moving forward

  This week I talked with two people – one for a story, another who visited me to drop off something she had written from her heart which she wanted to share. As always, sometimes there are no coincidences. Life lines up encounters for a reason and the reason these two spoke with me is […]

You know you’re getting old when . . .

You know you’re getting old when . . .

There were a couple of things that happened to your hero recently that really drove home the point that, dang, I’m getting old. First, in August I received a nice little letter from the United States Social Security Administration. States the letter, “You have earned enough credits to qualify for retirement benefits. To qualify for […]