This Thanksgiving I am thankful for lots of stuff

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for lots of stuff

Every night I tend to reflect on the hours I was awake that day. Did I fail, hurt or belittle any person, situation or entity (on purpose or unintentionally). If I answer to myself, “yes” I figure out what needs to happen the next day to make things right. (Most nights, thankfully, the affirmative answer […]

The American Community Survey? Yup.

The American Community Survey? Yup.

So the other week I had a local lady come visit me at my Oxford office. She had (maybe still has) some issues about something she and her husband received in the mail. Let’s call her “Virginia.” “Don,” said Virginia with obvious concern in her voice. “I got this survey in the mail and it […]

There was a little kerfuffle down there

There was a little kerfuffle down there

This past Sunday I watched the The Mexico City Grand Prix (previously known as the Mexican Grand Prix) and aside from the vehicles, what I found most entertaining were the (I am guessing) British announcers. Not only did it show they were super excited to be in the broadcast booth, but I loved their vocabulary. […]

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. “Social media, pop culture and the village raise our kids these days. But, deep, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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