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Don't Rush Me

Bored into introspection . . .

It's just my job

So, I took off a week from work last week -- one of about nine or 10 single weeks I have taken off in the last 30 years. I had no plans other than to work on This Crappy Old House....more >>
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Von der alten Briefkasten

or . . . from the old mailbox

So I'm sitting at my desk, high up (22-steps-to-a-new-you up) in the Ivory Tower of Clarkston last Monday just sitting, minding my own bees wax and plotting my evil plans of inciting a residential uprising (and if you ask city council, trying to tear down Clarkston is all I wanna do with my life) when our front office manager Jodi opens my office door and hands me a brown paper envelope....more >>

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The Wordsmith always rings twice

A cacophony of skulduggery sure to cause you consternation whilst you canoodle

For as long as I can remember I have always had a fascination with words. Tis true. Some words I like to hear I enjoy their sound, the way the vibrations tingle my little ear bones....more >>
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Do female frogs croak?

Remembering the gameshow Hollywood Squares

I consulted my writing muse and asked for a topic for this week's Don't Rush Me. . . . We batted ideas back and forth. We touched on hot topics like gay marraige, July 4, make the most of life....more >>
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Tats, ghosts and puffy, white tennis shoes

First off kids, don't try this at home or for any high school or collegiate paper for which you will be graded. I am a highly trained and 40-hour a week salaried professional. What you are about to witness, if I can pull it off, is a column which weaves three, seemingly unrelated topics into one coherent lettered masterpiece....more >>

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As Elvis used to say: A little less conversation, little more . . .


Elvis Presley sang a song in the late 1960s for the movie, Live a Little, Love a Little. The song, I believe written by Mac Davis (who also wrote In the Ghetto), was titled A Little Less Conversation....more >>

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Death by any other name is still dead

or Death by Hamster!

I can't help it. I know it's not funny. I know it's not a joke. But "death by hamster" just sounds funny to me. I am bad. I'm going to Hell. But, I can't help it. In 2005, I remember reading about people who died because they received donated organs infected with some sort of yucky hamster disease....more >>

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Sunny and 80 degrees for Memorial Day?

Not quite and stuff about poppies

I asked a question in a my headline, and I think it was an appropriate question, "Sunny and 80 for Memorial Day?" The answer, sad to say is, "No." Weather prognosticator Swami Don says this weekend while, reverent and solemn, will be kinda sucky (which also means it will be sorta good)....more >>

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Clarkston readers want to know: What is an appropriate question

And, Rush is here to give the answer

What is an appropriate question? When I was a young cub reporter working for Big Jim Sherman, Sr., smack dab outta' college, fresh with youthful idealism, a journalism and marketing degree, a pocketful of pens and a reporter's note pad I had a number of "beats....more >>

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Dangblabit! I missed World Naked Gardening Day

Promoting 'wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body'

Just goes to show my old man, dear old Pops Rush, was right, lo' those many years ago when he said, "Son, you'll learn something new every day." (Or something like that -- he died in 1996, so I can change his quotes to fit whatever context I need without fear of him correcting me....more >>
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