Back to School with Don, Part (gulp) 3!

Back to School with Don, Part (gulp) 3!

Alright. Let me set the table. Three weeks ago I asked some questions like, “Why do so many parents drive their kids to school these days, when they are already paying for perfectly fine school bus department?” (To read that column, click here.) Last week, mom (and now grandma) Pam B, answered my questions — […]

Connecting the dots with Don can be fun!

Connecting the dots with Don can be fun!

Three bits of information converged onto my consciousness last week — I’d say within a 12-hour time span. The info was all transmitted electronically from three different sources. Was it coincidence? Or, was it something a little more preordained; something planned to get my attention? Because contemplating the mysterious is inherently more interesting, I am […]

Said the suckee to the sucker . . . bug off

Said the suckee to the sucker . . . bug off

We media types love (with a capitol LOVE) it when a “new” disease is discovered somewhere in the world. It has probably been that way since the beginning of the modern era of journalism. When I first tried my hand at writing “Don’t Rush Me” (over 30 years ago) their was this “new” disease that […]

Mamas let them kids play in dirt!

Mamas let them kids play in dirt!

Love it when science (or at least people smarter than me) comes to my aide to shore-up one of my long-held beliefs (even if said belief had no substantial reason to be held). That belief: Kids and dirt is a good thing. When I was a youngster, like before I was five years old, I […]

Back from Mid-Summer Vacation so soon?

Back from Mid-Summer Vacation so soon?

Hey, it’s the week after July 4 and all I can say to all you who were on vacation, “Why did you come back so early?” While you were gone, enjoying yourselves on the lakes and woods, and cottages and cabins and hotel suites, the world of non-vacation takers took advantage of your absence. The […]

Slings & arrows of the week

Slings & arrows of the week

What’s going on, you ask? Well, it’s been an interesting couple of weeks for your hero (and in case you forgot, that’s me). First to mind has been the attempts at herding cats, which as everyone knows, is no easy endeavor. Yup, it’s been over 10 days since we “lost” our server at work. Now, […]

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