Our world needs an enema during this tragic civil war

I am usually not an advocate of telling someone how to spend their money. However, I am in agreement with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who challenged Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to match the $100,000 reward for the capture of the person who shot two LA County Deputies last weekend. To makeContinue reading “Our world needs an enema during this tragic civil war”

Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?

When Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift dropped that potentially game-winning pass in the end zone during Sunday’s stunning 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears I immediately felt badly for the young man. My mistake that day was writing about it on Twitter. I was immediately attacked for showing compassion for a professional athlete. WhatContinue reading “Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?”

Chief fans: Just catch that football black boys and shut up

The beginning of the NFL season got off to a disappointing start when many Kansas City Chief fans booed players during their show of unity prior to Thursday nights 34-20 KC victory over the Houston Texans. Fans booed when Chief and Texan players locked arms on the field after the anthem to show solidarity andContinue reading “Chief fans: Just catch that football black boys and shut up”

Planet Fitness opens today. I won’t be there

My walking path around Union Lake was thick with foot traffic on the last nice summer day of the season. Two couples from the neighborhood negotiated the 6.5 mile round trip circuit. I ran into parents whose daughter played soccer at West Bloomfield High. I talked to the pretty blonde with the cute tiny dogContinue reading “Planet Fitness opens today. I won’t be there”

The truth about fake news

One of our burning questions in life is whether we believe President Donald J. Trump called fallen soldiers in World War I and the Vietnam War losers and suckers. Many of you believe the story. Many of you don’t. Many hope the story is not true because you are fond of Trump. Many of youContinue reading “The truth about fake news”

The Ivory Tower

We walked silently through a giant warehouse at the Detroit Free Press printing plant that housed hundreds of giant spools of newspaper. Each spool weighed about 2,000 pounds and would eventually be placed on the presses to become the next days newspaper. I was 19 years old, a sophomore at Central Michigan University, and myContinue reading “The Ivory Tower”