Sponge baths and more spurs readers to write

One of my favorite parts of being a highly skilled, well compensated and much imitated columnist is hearing back from readers. Over the past 36 years of writing the much loved Don’t Rush Me column (something north of 1,800 columns) readers respond. Sometimes you agree with me, sometimes you want to take me out to […]

Summer baseball memories

Summer baseball memories

This past Sunday was the most underappreciated holiday in America – Fathers Day. And, while we can debate the merits of my statement, there are a number of things that come to mind when I think of Fathers Day. Of course, I think of my very own father, gone now for about 26 years. Miss […]

A little more pain, encouragement, remembering

By Don Rush It’s been an interesting week plus in the life of your ink-stained-wretch of a hero. Yeah, you know I messed up my knee and as the swelling has gone down, the pain has gone up. Some have even seen pictures of the bum leg or viewed it in person. A lot of […]

To all the moms I’ve loved before . . .

To all the moms I’ve loved before . . .

Kinda’ hard to believe that this Sunday we all celebrate Mom. It’s almost Mothers Day already, for crying out loud. That means the year is almost half over already. Yikes. In years past I have gotten all mushy when talking about the wonderfulness of moms. This will be the first year my sisters and I […]

So many thoughts, so little space

So many thoughts, so little space

I know many a young, dapper man out there has looked up to me. Not for my sage, Neanderthal Philosopher wisdom, nor for advice on communicating, business, finances, love and liberty. No, no my friends, nothing so life-important have I been sought to be a mentor. So, of course, I must be talking about my […]

Easter Sunday is around the corner, thank God

Easter Sunday is around the corner, thank God

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” * * * For those who celebrate Easter, and for those who do not, to you I say, “Shalom.” May you find peace and harmony. May wholeness […]

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs.

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. You’ve all read the book of Mice and Men. But, have you read the one about dogs and cats? Over the years I have been pretty up front about canines and felines. Dogs are great to have and cats are okay. Before you cat lovers sharpen your pencils, put away […]

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Robin, schrobin. Crocus, schrocis. Global warming or the tilt of the earth’s axis has changed Michigan’s weather so robins no longer fly south in the winter. They stay here all year, so seeing one isn’t the first sign of spring. I haven’t seen my one and only crocus yet in my yard and yet I […]