From the archives

I hate getting sick and staying out. Blach! But it happens to the best of us. So, here is something from the hallowed halls of Don’tRushMeDom. Hope to see you next week. * * * I save up reader e-mail and once in a while let you, the reader, write my column for me. No […]

What does a bear do in the woods?

Let me start out by saying, I feel its pain. What do I have feelings for? It’s something rather large, warm, fuzzy and cuddly (just like me). It is a bear — a bear that was found passed out in a campsite after a night of binge drinking. Seems to me, I vaguely remember a […]

Locals speak up on local economy

Blessed with only a caveman’s grasp on any situation, I was once again amazed by the power of the community press. The other week I opined on the local economy. In a nutshell, I wrote: ‘Rugged individualism. Entrepreneurial spirit of thems in Michigan 100 years ago put us on the world’s map. Have we too […]

Locals chime in on the economy

Blessed with only a caveman’s grasp on any situation, I was once again amazed by the power of the community press. The other week I opined on the local economy. In a nutshell, I wrote: ‘Rugged individualism. Entrepreneurial spirit of thems in Michigan 100 years ago put us on the world’s map. Have we too […]

Of this and that (or not much at all)

I found it interesting to listen in on some of the discourse between United States Supreme Court Justices and solicitors for the government and the 20-odd states against what is now a ‘good? term, Obamacare. While the justices already know the outcome of the court’s decision — partially or totally, Constitutional or not — we […]

Young Master Shamus forgets to brush his teeth, but . . .

I keep being told by all the smart people that young people don’t read newspapers anymore. I guess if it ain’t electronic and entertainment driven it ain’t worth the paper it’s printed on — and since I always believe what I am told by the smart people, I guess it’s okay for me to be […]

My Space

Hey folks — check out Rush on that darned My Space thingy . . . myspace.com/dontrushmedon

Meow

Now that Walter Elias Disney’s influence on the multi-faceted corporation that bears his name is finally waning (Walt died in December, 1966), I think I have a new Disney movie plot. My movie would be called That Damn Cat! Of course, my movie would not be like one of Walt’s last, That Darn Cat! which […]

Thank you, sir

He is so young. That was what my mind contemplated just before I shook the soldier’s hand. In that nanosecond before our hands touched I didn’t really know what to say — the young man in front of me was a stranger. The people surrounding him in the park’s pavilion were his family and friends. […]

Irish Jokes

March is a time when folks start to think spring in Michigan may actually arrive. It’s also a time car dealerships and furniture stores have Irish-themed sales. There’s still snow on the ground. The air is still cold and, wouldn’t you know it, St. Patrick’s Day is here. To help all you of non-Irish descent […]