Yup. It’s time to get back to basics.

Yup. It’s time to get back to basics.

In case you didn’t know one of the things I do is co-host a local business networking group. We — Mark Kelly of MPK Photo and I — call it the ever-lovin’ Clarkston Coffee Club. You can find out more about this small business group by visiting our webpage ClarkstonCoffeeClub.com. But that is not what […]

Oh, and by the way, you can thank me later.

Oh, and by the way, you can thank me later.

Long before it was chic to puff up kids’ ego by making sure most get on the honor roll, or making sure all athletic participants get trophies, I was pretty sure I was “special.” Well, different. I figured that out early in life. From about 7th grade through high school a black crow used to […]

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

I woke up and I was sick — and old.

Last week was just one of those weeks. Everything was moving along swimmingly, relatively smoothly. Monday happened, I wrote my column, put together some of the paper, took care of chores both at home and at work . . . and then I woke up on Tuesday morning. I woke up bright and early Tuesday […]

I guess I like the rapey song better

I guess I like the rapey song better

I know, I know. What I am about to write, or rather share with you all, will paint me into a corner. Some will tend to take my side, others will conclude I’m an insensitive, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal of the first order. It’s a tough life kids, but someone’s got to live it and it might […]

What I am thankful for

What I am thankful for

The harvest is in and the holidays are upon us. Americans, despite the world at large, can (and I hope do) find reasons for thanks. It’s supposed to be our way, that despite troubles and turmoils, we look heavenward with gratitude. After all, things could be worse, so maybe it’s time to count our blessings […]

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Today’s a good day to start being grateful

Oh, in this topsy, turvey world where anything or anyone can be destroyed by offending at least one easily-offended individual, I think I have come up with at least one thing which is not offensive. One thing we all can agree on, we need more of. One thing which will not bunch up anyone’s undies. […]

Don has uncovered a conspiracy

Don has uncovered a conspiracy

It must be the time year — so long October, hello Halloween, sleep deprivation and soon to come snow. Just thinking about “falling” back an hour this weekend has set my mind into a different, pondering mode. The other night as I lay in bed, safely ensconced in my bedding, lights out, it came to […]

Unfortunately Facebook is necessary evil

Unfortunately Facebook is necessary evil

I guess I am slow on the take. It took me a while until begrudgingly, kicking and screaming I joined that social media super giant Facebook. I think my three younger sisters ganged up and made me get in there to make it easier to keep me in the loop on family gatherings and the […]

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, […]