My Twitter account has been compromised

I no longer have control of my Twitter account. It has been hacked and somebody else has taken control of it. The only way I can communicate is through my blog because whenever I post a link it is sent to Twitter. Other than that I cannot communicate. Only the person who hacked my accountContinue reading “My Twitter account has been compromised”

Pie with the gravy and other treats we had as a kid

The rolling pin didn’t come out every day when I was a child. But when it did it meant Mother Dear was making a special treat. From friend apple pies to pie with the gravy. Pineapple, coconut cake to salmon croquette. It was always a special day when the rolling pin or “the special potsContinue reading “Pie with the gravy and other treats we had as a kid”

Michigan-Michigan State push to be Tobacco Road North

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo churned his legs on a treadmill inside his coaches office and basketball empire built off Breslin Center, seeking to stay in shape during another busy Big Ten basketball race. He’d just been named one of The Detroit News’ Persons of the Year and I was tasked with interviewing him andContinue reading “Michigan-Michigan State push to be Tobacco Road North”

The day I fell in love with my daughter, Celine

Wife Abs and I were older parents so there was a fear of having a child with mental or physical deficits. We wanted to make sure that our first child was OK. Midway through the pregnancy Abs underwent a DNA test where doctors stick a needle through her stomach and remove fluid from the womb.Continue reading “The day I fell in love with my daughter, Celine”

Why I like Charles Barkley

The media sat in end zone seats at the Spectrum in Philadelphia where a loose ball bounced into my arms during a Detroit Pistons — Sixers game in the 1990s. I caught it and tossed it back to Sixers star forward Charles Barkley. He recognized me from an in depth interview/bull session we had earlierContinue reading “Why I like Charles Barkley”

What bars and restaurants will survive our new world?

Mini Vinnie is my cuisine tour guide for downtown Detroit, Mid town and Corktown. The former Detroit Free Press sports writer lives in Mid Town and can walk to some of his favorite restaurants. Most people call him Vince Ellis. I call him Mini Vinnie. He hipped me to the Brakeman and Penny Reds whichContinue reading “What bars and restaurants will survive our new world?”

Michigan hoops: Like a yo-yo on a string

When the Bad Boy Pistons were on a roll ripping opponents apart with precision and good decisions team captain Isiah Thomas often said the team played like a yo-yo on a string. In other words everybody pulled in the same direction and the slight of hand was beauty to behold. There is no better placeContinue reading “Michigan hoops: Like a yo-yo on a string”

Tiger Woods like many pro athletes drives like a bat out of hell

Tiger Woods isn’t the only professional athlete who drives like a bat out of hell. It is a trend that has played out across America for years. Unfortunately Tiger lost control and may have ended his career. Other athletes navigate our streets and byways at reckless speeds and get away with it. It is aContinue reading “Tiger Woods like many pro athletes drives like a bat out of hell”