We’re not ogres up here

We’re not ogres up here

Lately I’ve opined on Oakland County’s proposition for a county-wide mass transit system. Since I am a firm believer in the idea of when you’re on a roll, keep her rolling, I reckon, I will do it one more time. The county commissionerss did a marvelous job, masterful really, of passing a resolution putting the […]

You Got This!

You Got This!

Every once in a while I hear of a positive story idea, or better yet, of a person who makes a positive impact. Let me tell you, I love it when I do. I especially like to hear the good ol’ positive spin because these days there’s a lot of angry folks out there, folks […]

If you write it they will read (and hopefully respond)

If you write it they will read (and hopefully respond)

Writing a column is a privilege. It isn’t just something which is bestowed upon a writer. Quite frankly, it’s not something all writers can do. Fortunately for me, I’ve outlasted many who have opined on the pages of this community newspaper. Not that I’m any good at it, but I think after all the decades, […]

Some thoughts I think

Some thoughts I think

My mind has always wandered and as such I usually don’t come to a conclusion straight away. I mull on things. I daydream. I question and ponder. I even dare to imagine. It’s been this way since I was a kid in school and teachers needed make sharp, loud noises to get me from looking […]

There is a way to healing – moving forward

There is a way to healing – moving forward

  This week I talked with two people – one for a story, another who visited me to drop off something she had written from her heart which she wanted to share. As always, sometimes there are no coincidences. Life lines up encounters for a reason and the reason these two spoke with me is […]

You know you’re getting old when . . .

You know you’re getting old when . . .

There were a couple of things that happened to your hero recently that really drove home the point that, dang, I’m getting old. First, in August I received a nice little letter from the United States Social Security Administration. States the letter, “You have earned enough credits to qualify for retirement benefits. To qualify for […]

What you need to know about sweat

What you need to know about sweat

This weekend I heard on NPR a short story on sweat glands. And, as you know I’m all about understanding my body (not really) and science (nah), I listened intently. The broadcaster dude said there are two types of sweat glands, eccrine and apocrine. He also said the eccrine sweat glands make sweat that really […]

Never (ever) underestimate the ‘power’ of Don

Never (ever) underestimate the ‘power’ of Don

  I’ve said it before and I will go out on yet another limb, never, under any circumstance, discount the awesomeness and the power of your hero, me . . . Dandy Don Rush. By the end of this chapter into the hallowed annals of Don’t Rushmedom, you will take me seriously and if you’re […]

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…

I really haven’t listened to music on the radio since about 1982. Music started to change back then (or maybe it was me), so I started listening to talk radio versus music stations. I tuned my car’s radio to WWJ, WJR and I think there was a sports talk radio on 1270 AM, too. Yup, […]