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”

Miracle at the Macker

During a break in action during the 1994 Gus Macker 3 v 3 basketball tournament at Eastern Michigan University I glanced at the scoreboard and my Detroit News team trailed the Free Press 18-10. Our rivals were three points from victory and advancing to the championship game of the toilet bowl media division. Things lookedContinue reading “Miracle at the Macker”

I miss my tennis road dogs

We were drenched in sweat as we barged into an Atlanta Buckhead restaurant with tennis rackets in hand for lunch and a refreshing drink. We’d just completed a couple seats of doubles tennis in the Georgia heat during an off day during the opening round of the 1991 playoff series between the Detroit Pistons andContinue reading “I miss my tennis road dogs”