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Don't Rush Me

The saga of yoga pants and your daughter

Where's the line between freedom of expression and over exposure?

Every once in a while, even a highly skilled, trained and veteran column writer like me thinks, "Rut-ro, Raggy. What am I gonna' write about now?" Aside from the easy, Scooby Doo reference, life isn't a cartoon....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Family, magic and politics

(oh, and call your state rep today!)

I went to A Bean To Go in downtown Lake Orion the other morning for a cup of coffee. The coffee is awesome; the atmosphere everything you'd want for a coffee shop -- old brick walls, wooden floors, big windows, and lots of space....more >>

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Don't go to Royal Oak, the final chapter?

Ticket-happy police, shake downs and more (and it ain't my opinion)

Two weeks ago I did what most columnists do: I opined. I dared to swim against the current. And, in doing so I stirred up some muck and muddied the proverbial pure flowing waters leading to the mecca of civilization, of course the zealots all know that to be Royal Oak, Michigan....more >>

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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 >>

Don't Rush Me

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 >>

Don't Rush Me

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 >>

Don't Rush Me

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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