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! Advertisements

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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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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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DETROIT…SHE’S A COMIN’ BACK!

My recent visit to the Motor City was a lot of things for me, emotional in different ways.  I confronted difficult family situations, primarily the decline of my grandmother (who will turn 96 in September).  But it certainly wasn’t all sad.  I had some good visits with her.  I spent a wonderful day with my […]

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ACCENTS

Growing up in Detroit I always believed I was accent-free. I mean, listen to newscasters in just about any American city…they sound pretty much like me. If they are from New York or Atlanta or Boston, they don’t sound like it, they could be from Anywhere. I should be clear, there are some defining notes […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR DETROIT!

And I mean that in the most literal sense; the Motor City looks to be brimming with activity in the New Year!

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THE D: THE PLACE TO BE

Hey, guess what? The hip young kids are moving to…Detroit! The other day I stopped in at my favorite pet care shop, Pet Cabaret, to avoid the wrath of hungry cats. I was wearing my “Someone in Detroit Loves Me” shirt. It caught the eye of the clerk, who commented that one of his colleagues […]

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Yes to this from Thrillist!

Yes Detroit has problems, but there is a lot of good happening there too! Per #7–Detroit has stunning architecture (shout out to my Guardian Building)…so check it out! 10 Reasons Every American Should Visit Detroit

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DETROIT RADIO

Whenever I come home to Detroit, I marvel at how much “better” the radio stations are than in Boston. But over the past three and a half years I haven’t been able to put my finger on why.

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OPENING DAY!

Welcome! It’s Opening Day for Motor City Expat which coincides nicely with the start of the Major League Baseball season…well, close enough anyway.

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