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 […]

‘Ribeye of the Sky’ draws their ire

‘Ribeye of the Sky’ draws their ire

A couple of weeks ago I typed up another ever-loving Don’t Rush Me column which woke some readers up and pushed them to write. Originally published on July 17, Flying dinosaurs are walking our streets (Click Here to Read) documented my own fascination with what some scientists claim to be the oldest living bird species, having […]

‘Take me out to the ball game . . .’

‘Take me out to the ball game . . .’

I squinted my eyes as I looked out to the western sky. The sun was still relatively high in the early evening hours, but working in earnest on its descent. The temperature was still close to 90, oppressive out there next to the field. Dust blew into my face on the heat-filled wind. “Batter up!” […]

Flying dinosaurs are walking our streets

Flying dinosaurs are walking our streets

Oh gosh. When was it, 1999? Yeah, I think that’s about right. Twenty years ago, I remember first hearing strange and prehistoric sounds from above the yard at Casa D’Rush. Then seeing about a dozen big birds flying over my yard. Phonetically putting the pieces together, the word “teradactyl” swooped around inside my head and […]

Moles, dogs, and Koolaid: some updates

Moles, dogs, and Koolaid: some updates

Man, what a wonderful Sunday in the ‘hood! The temperature was perfect for walking barefoot in the grass, messing around in the garden and, well just listening to the birds sing. Whilst being one with nature in my own quarter acre of solitude I was able to ponder, let my mind wander . . . […]

Independence Day was just the beginning

Independence Day was just the beginning

As we celebrate July 4 in these here United States, and as I listen to our national politicians, I cannot help but think they didn’t read the Declaration of Independence, what really started the Revolutionary War; nor do I think have they read the Constitution, once we became a nation of Individuals, responsible to ourselves […]

A little itty bitty piece of our hearts

A little itty bitty piece of our hearts

We humans like to change things. We build stuff. We “damn” up rivers and dig canals. We change what we are given to suit our wants and needs at the time. But, of all the tinkering we have perpetrated to the natural world, I think one of the most endearing tinkers was the domestication of […]

Yup, it’s kinda, almost relatively summerish

Yup, it’s kinda, almost relatively summerish

Real hard to believe it’s the middle of June and we in these parts have had — what — 2.3 days of sun? On Father’s Day I joked with sons Shamus and Sean that Michigan is becoming the new Temperate Rain-forest in North America — taking over for the state of Washington. They were less […]