Addams Family vs The Munsters

This past weekend the good folks in charge of the TV-Land cable network put together an Addams Family marathon. Back to back to back to back to — you get the picture — back episodes of the early to mid 1960s sitcom. One evening before the marathon Jen asked me, ‘Why do some people like […]

Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian shirts and Michigan undies

As everybody and their Aunt Matilda have pointed out (and rightly so), Monday was a day to honor the American soldier and those who died in service of our country. Noble, yes . . . but not the point of this column, this week. Nope, today I write that Memorial Day is also the historical […]

I am all for the modern world.

Rain, rain. Everywhere rain. Rain on the grass. Rain on the roads. Rain in the basement . . . ouch! We got rain. We got wind. Then after two days of being drenched and blown around, we lost power. And, while we were not exactly living a PBS Colonial House existence, things were tough at […]

Reins in my teeth, I’m clinging to the myth

Guess who was the first person I ever heard cuss on TV? John Wayne. Yep, it’s true. Folks today may not remember their ‘first? TV swear word because everybody swears on television these days. It’s commonplace. Old news. Not memorable. But, back a few years it just wasn’t so. So, late one night in the […]

Talking trash in Brandon Township

In just 12 hours Brandon Township residents were able to clear their homes, garages, yards and property of 3,370 yards of unwanted debris — debris that will not find its way to area roadsides. Everything from sofas to snowmobiles and speedboats, to campers, car parts and general crud were pitched during the township’s annual Spring […]

Isuzu Ascender

By Don Rush First, a thought from the wrong side of the road . . . with all automakers world-wide now selling their products in each other’s territory, there must be a ‘rush? to come up with just the right name for each new product. A company has to come up with a fresh name […]

Time to ‘Ask a Bunch of Questions?

Oh joy of joys. Another election year is upon us. It’s time we get soundbite answers, negative campaigning, do-nothing TV commercials, slanted reporting and mudslinging. Yep, things will get pretty hot and heavy as ballots this year will be cast not only for national issues, but for people, ideas and increased taxes locally. It’s a […]

Brainwashing, Brits and Michigan

While banking at a local financial institution I was given the what-for. For what, you may be asking? For being an insensitive cretin. That wasn’t the worst of it, on April 7, I actually published the following: This pampering of our children is going to make a generation of kids who won’t be able to […]

The Solitaire conspiracy theory

I recently rediscovered the ‘joys? of the card game Solitaire. I remember there to be a beauty in its simplicity. Solitaire is not loud. It is not flashy. Turn card over. Place card, move stack, red, black, red, black. King, queen, jack, et-al. Simple, beautiful. Ma and Pa Rush, like many parents I am sure, […]

‘Columnists Day?

Can you guess my first thought when I read the e-mail to yours truly that read in part: ‘I thought you might like to know that the governor of Michigan has proclaimed April 18, 2004, as National Columnists Day in the state of Michigan . . .? My thoughts went something like this . . […]

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