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”

The little guy is being pushed out in downtown Detroit

The Cornerstone restaurant on Woodward is a great place to stop before a game or concert at Comerica Park. A few of us gathered there a few days ago to discuss the future of downtown. Places like the Cornerstone may not be there for long. It could disappear just like Henry the Hatter and otherContinue reading “The little guy is being pushed out in downtown Detroit”