NEW YEARS DAY IN DETROIT

Thought I would share some of the sights from my New Years Day drive through downtown. Photo credit to my passenger, Linda Branham!

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CANDLELIGHT CAROLS AT TRINITY CHURCH

When you move to a new place, you leave a lot behind.  The best way to compensate is to create new traditions. Christmas is a very special time of year.  For me the holiday season starts around mid-November, so though I do go back to Detroit for the actual holidays, I don’t spend most of […]

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SHINOLA DETROIT IN BOSTON!

I stumbled upon a piece of The D while shopping in the Prudential Center!  I get so excited when I come across Shinola journals around town, so I was downright giddy when I rounded the corner and found this stunning storefront.  It’s funny, but I felt a sense of pride to see shoppers perusing the […]

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MY KIND OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SoWa Winter Market Sign

Ah, the Holiday Craft Show…a tradition in most towns, no?  I’m certainly a veteran—as an occasional entrepreneur, and as a shopper—so I can tell you, this one was special!  What makes the SoWa Winter Market a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday?  Let’s play show and tell… The empty shell of […]

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A GASLIGHT SATURDAY

Gaslight, South End, Boston

How does one have a day with a gaslight theme?  Have brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Gaslight…then head over to Restoration Resources, where they might just have a gaslight to sell you!  Both are located in Boston’s South End, one of my favorite neighborhoods to take a walk, shop and of course, eat. […]

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LIFELONG BONDS…PART 2

Cuff, I wish you enough

You just never know do you?  Relationships that you think will last don’t, and those you assume will fade away… they become stronger, more meaningful than you could imagine. Back in March I wrote about my coaching days, and how those ties endure.  I had such a special moment last week that I just have […]

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY DANCE CAREER?

Dancers

I was going to be a dancer, a choreographer, actually.  There’s always a dance percolating in the back of my head.  It’s always there, but I don’t often think about it.  Two recent episodes, a work event and my (ahem) 30th high school reunion, have got me thinking about the career that wasn’t… Nine years-old […]

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15 YEARS LATER: SO MUCH HAS CHANGED

I didn’t plan on writing about 9/11.  I really never thought I would.  But here I sit, on the 15th anniversary of that awful day and I can’t help but reflect: We’ve lost our innocence. I remember being at work when it happened, hearing, “A plane hit the World Trade Center!” and thinking, “Oh no, […]

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DETROIT’S RIVERWALK

“…born and raised in South Detroit!” – Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’ Steve Perry was likely looking out the window of his room at Detroit’s Pontchartrain Hotel at…Windsor, Ontario, Canada…when he penned that gem. I’m not totally making that up.  Windsor is definitely south of Detroit, but technically there is no part of Detroit called South […]

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DRIVING IN BOSTON

Massholes. That’s what they call us…Boston Drivers.  I never think I’m a Masshole until I come home to Detroit.  I have to check myself when I get behind the wheel: You are in Detroit. The roads are straight and flat. There’s plenty of room.  People mostly follow the rules.  Leave the F Bombs at home, […]

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