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Can you feel the love tonight?

Don't go to Royal Oak, Part Two.

Softly, in the background I hear Elton John singing, "Can you feel the love tonight .. . ." Zoinks! Who woulda' thunk a little ol' column, by little ol' me about that city to the south (Royal Oak) last week could have caused such a ruckus! But, it did....more >>

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A word of advice: don't go to Royal Oak!

Royal Oak, MI just wants your money

Okay, I will be up front about this. I'm about to grind a proverbial ax. Your hero (that would be me) is whizzed off and before I explode into a heap of smoldering ash I needed to vent (or whine, your call)....more >>

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SHUT UP! Czech Republic and Freedom of the Press

Some history and some teaching from our readers

Writing a weekly column is good therapy. It helps keep the old ego sufficiently inflated while at the same time is humbling. As a published columnist, I see my job as writing to engage....more >>

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Life in the fast lane . . .

. . . with Young Master Sean.

A blast from the past is usually fun. I think you like this column, from February 18, 2004. * * * For the past month or so Young Master Sean, our three, but soon to be four-year-old son, has made it his life's mission to go to Disney World....more >>

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The 'power' of Don tested this weekend

10-inches of weekend snow brings Rush to only one conclusion . ..

I've long had this "feeling" that somehow, some way, I hold "sway" over Old Man Winter. It's like I have this uncanny power (dare I say super natural?) that affects the winter weather....more >>

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The birthdays keep stacking up . . .

. . . and it's a good thing, thank you!

I guess there's a certain moment in every American's life when he or she knows he or she is getting older. There comes a point in time when all the pretending in the world won't keep you hip, or cool, or of the younger-generation....more >>

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Reporters Without Borders released their World Press Freedom Index 2014

The sorry state of press freedoms here and abroad

So, I ran across a "ranking" on-line this weekend. Nothing so funny as David Letterman's Top 10, nor was it interesting in any shallow, "I want to be entertained" kind of way. Nope....more >>

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Je suis Charlie

Or, shooting the messenger

Oh, sometime last week whilst working high atop the ivory tower at 5 South Main Street in Clarkston (actually I was looking down at all the little people trying to stay warm in single digit weather, and smiling smugly, sipping a hot coffee) I got a phone call that went something like this: Caller: "So, Don, news guy in charge, what do you think about what's happening in France....more >>

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It's a digi-world we live in. Rats.

Stupid petitions and lessons to learn from the City of the Village of Clarkston

So, it has come to pass in this brave new world of instant gratification, notification and articulation that when we see or hear something that may or may not be true, we instantly share our indignations....more >>

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Drum roll please: Don's favorites of 2014

Earwax, marijuana, hillbilly logic and a lot more good stuff!

It's a wrap on 2014 Yep, it may be sad, but it's true: 2014 is all but over, merely memories of the things we did and said. And, for my last column of this calendar year, I'm gonna' go back and revisit said year's Don't Rush Me "gems....more >>
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