Dirty dancing with a white girl on the Bob Lo boat

We’d had an enjoyable fun filled day on Bob Lo Island located in the middle of the Detroit River. It was the only amusement park I really knew about. We were on the return boat trip to Detroit when I would turn a run of the mill trip into controversy. I decided to dance withContinue reading “Dirty dancing with a white girl on the Bob Lo boat”

Mr. Sturgis, the meanest get off my lawn guy in America

Let me introduce you to Mr. Sturgis. The meanest get off my lawn guy in America. Mr. Sturgis sat on his second story balcony shaking his wooden cane at us kids as we played catch on the side walk. I don’t know why we were so scared of him. In addition to the wooden caneContinue reading “Mr. Sturgis, the meanest get off my lawn guy in America”

Dan Gilbert illness hits close to home

When business man Dan Gilbert experienced stroke like symptoms it hit close to home. I wondered what those symptoms were and how he felt at the time. I experienced similar symptoms nearly three years ago when my blood pressure hit the ceiling and I suffered what was considered a mild stroke. Although I lost myContinue reading “Dan Gilbert illness hits close to home”

Why can’t Detroit become the next Music City?

Nashville — They are dressed in colorful shorts, cowboy boots and daisy dukes. They add flavor to the West End and Broadway Street. They boost the economy in Music City. And they are nice to look at. They are the brides maids and brides that make this the Bridle Party capital of the United States.Continue reading “Why can’t Detroit become the next Music City?”

The small things make for a great Father’s Day

I grew tired of watching my shiny bald head in the mirror when I worked out in the morning at my health club. So I bought a couple of bandanas to wrap around my head. The other day I drove to a graduation party in Detroit with my wife Abs. My children Brandon and CelineContinue reading “The small things make for a great Father’s Day”

Detroit’s Mariners Park has good fishing and is safe

MyMariner’s Park is not the best known of Detroit’s parks, but fisherman Sid swears that it is Detroit’s safest area. It is tucked in the Northeast corner of the city abutted by Grosse Pointe Park and the mouth of the Detroit River as it meets Lake St. Clair. There are parts of Mariner’s Park which¬†areContinue reading “Detroit’s Mariners Park has good fishing and is safe”

Flames did not destroy Kronk gym

The story of fire destroying the old Kronk Gym is a good one except it is not true. The city of Detroit placed Kronk on its death bed, not an arsonist as news outlets are reporting. The Free Press ran a heart warming photo of boxing great Tommy Hearns looking over the remains of hisContinue reading “Flames did not destroy Kronk gym”