Think 1st, know your 5 freedoms

Think 1st, know your 5 freedoms

I reckon there’s a reason this here column is titled, “Don’t Rush Me.” Never one to “rush” into any situation, my timeliness on issues great and small tends to fall on the late side. This week’s edition is no exception. Hey, did you know last week (Oct. 6-Oct 12) was National Newspaper Week? It’s true, […]

Don Rush: AKA ‘Fashionista’

Don Rush:  AKA ‘Fashionista’

It must be genetic. There has to be something in my Deoxyribonucleic acid which makes me such an expert. My blue-collar dad was always fussy about how his clothes fit. The buttons on his shirt had to line up with his belt buckle and zipper on his trousers. I think he called it his “gig […]

Hey, it doesn’t take a month to be kind to . . .

Hey, it doesn’t take a month to be kind to . . .

I know there are all sorts of “National” or “International” days and months for all sorts of things. I just celebrated National Cheeseburger Day last Wednesday, September 18 with a Yeti Burger from Bunkhouse Burgers in Clarkston. (I recommend that burger). I’ve written about World Naked Gardening Day, but I haven’t put words to paper […]

Communities and how they get their info

Communities and how they get their info

It’s kinda hard to think back to a time when social media has not ruled our lives (some will say “ruined” our lives) and shaped our reality. Really, it’s only been a less than 20 years since members of Facebook groups like the Hot Moms of Oxford, or the Smarmy Disenfranchised Whiners of Clarkston of […]

My “crowning” gridiron accomplishment

My “crowning” gridiron accomplishment

  You know, like many a Michiganian I love this time of year. Drive up and down our local roads and you can see the leaves turning orange. You just know it’s gonna’ be beautiful soon. And, while I love this upcoming season, I also kinda’ hate it. It’s the time our Detroit Lions get […]

Opinions are like noses . . .

Opinions are like noses . . .

I shouldn’t surprise anyone alive in the western world today, if you put your own opinion out there someone else is gonna’ take a dislike to it. I’m certainly not surprised. I am always surprised, however, at the severity of commentary folks throw back when they opine on someone elses’ opinion. These days, if people […]

County takes the low road

County takes the low road

I don’t get this way usually. Normally, I’m kinda’ a sit back, watch things unfold, shrug my shoulders because I cannot do anything about nothing kind of guy. But, today, and yesterday and the week that was this past week got me angry. I’m mad. Disgusted. Outraged. I’m incredulous. I am shaking my head back […]

Solar Dave goes for a bike ride.

Solar Dave goes for a bike ride.

By the time this sweet edition of the ever-loving column, often referred to as Don’t Rush Me is published and out to the masses to read, Solar David O’Neill will probably be relaxing with family with either in Buffalo, New York or Riverside, California. You’re probably wondering why I, Dandy Don Rush (your hero) am […]

The wild, icky world of cockroaches

The wild, icky world of cockroaches

I’ve ridden round enough revolutions of this earth that I am pretty confident in my abilities. I lived, loved, laughed and cried. I’ve survived lows and highs. I can even walk alone at night in a deserted building and not be too scared. However, at this point in my life, I also know Clint Eastwood […]

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