The Ambassador Bridge–One of two ways to drive to Canada from Detroit. (You can also take The Tunnel)
Windsor, Canada, aka “South Detroit”
I never really think of Detroit as being a port.
Here comes a ship! Heading for Lake Erie…
Another shot of the RenCen
The RenCen from Jefferson Avenue
The RenCen RiverWalk entrance, which takes you to…
Hey Boston folks, how ’bout these parking prices! I couldn’t resist! These are near RiverWalk and the Renaissance Center.
“…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 […]
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, […]
I love to stroll the Public Garden in the Spring; it’s lovely, and it makes me think of the coming summer beach days…which are just about gone now! Ugh! Boston Public Garden is in the heart of the city, adjacent to Boston Common, with the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the north, and Back Bay to […]
If you know me, or if you’ve read my About page, you know I recently had an antiques business. It’s something I’ve done off and on for years, starting back before I moved to Boston. In fact, when I moved I thought I wouldn’t travel that path again…but I was curious about a new market. […]
Like many cities, Boston is broken into official neighborhoods, and each has its own feel, and its own little downtown area. As you might guess, the older ‘hoods are closer to the water, and many of them comprise the overall city center, “Boston Proper.” I live in Roslindale, southwest of the downtown core. “Rosi” was […]
Maybe “reason” isn’t the right word. By “it,” I’m referring to The Break-up from a previous post. The reason doesn’t actually have anything to do with him, or why he couldn’t continue the relationship. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the months since then, about my life and about my future, what I […]
They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree. I believe we learn to live with loss, but we never stop missing those we love. We go about our lives until something triggers that deep yearning, that place in your heart where your loved one resides. For me, it’s almost always a song. Music burns […]
The Flag Pole still intact at the former site of Tiger Stadium, and Brooks Lumber still in business on Trumbull Avenue!
I used to eat lunch here all the time when it was Hoot’s! Tiger Stadium was right across the street. I love the new name and look!
Some fantastic Victorian homes in Corktown!
Quaint Victorian workers cottage.
Last time I saw the Workers Row House–a rare surviving example of downscale multi-family housing from the 1850’s–it was mothballed, waiting to be revived. Voila!
Formerly a backup warehouse for Tigers merchandise, it had no windows. Now it’s the hipper-than-me Eldorado General Store–beautiful!
Italian dining and bocce ball in Corktown!
She FINALLY got new windows! What’s next?…
I just love this and had to include it!
Adaptive reuse comes to the firehouse across from Cobo Hall.
A fitness blogger films a workout in the doorway of this building by Wirt Rowland, architect of the Guardian Building.
Streetside dining in full force!
Burn calories while you drink! They were having FUN!
One of the People Mover cars pulls into the Greektown Station. It’s an elevated loop through the city.
The new home of the Red Wings is underway. I refuse to call it Little Caesars Arena.
The Ransom Gillis House–gorgeous thanks to HGTV’s Nicole Curtis, the Rehab Addict!
Ransom Gillis from Brush Street.
Mothballed and eagerly awaiting rebirth in Brush Park.
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 […]
There’s a meme out there somewhere, something like: Dating in your 40s… Are we doing this? Because I’ve got shit to do. I find at my age, the worst thing you can do is waste my time and waste my energy. Because yes… I’ve got shit to do! I believe a relationship should be mutually […]
I have two blogs, the one you are reading now, and one called “My History Fix…the Fun Side of History.” I started with My History Fix over two years ago, in March 2014. It’s about material culture, the stuff of life, the way people lived. I spend a lot of time researching and writing for […]