• As we celebrate July 4th this year and the signing of the Declaration of Independence,  I’m focusing on small things going right in our land today.  And right now, it is so refreshing to see a neighborhood in the Midtown Detroit area slowing down and purposefully embracing bikes and pedestrians. You see, I’ve been a […]

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  • This year’s Triple Crown chase is a parable about  humble roots,  hard work and beating the odds.  At the age of 77, Art Sherman became the oldest trainer to win the May 3rd Kentucky Derby, the world’s most famous race. He didn’t do it the usual way, with a blue blood Kentucky-bred stallion.  Instead, California […]

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  • Mass transit was so simple during the years I lived in New York City. There were great options – express buses, subways, even cars, if you liked traffic jams.   It was less simple in Los Angeles when I moved there in 1989 with my late husband, Tim Robinson.   You had to love traffic jams, before […]

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  • I’ve always loved Broadway but never thought I’d end up performing such musical classics as the 1929 Irving Berlin song “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Yet on March  7th  and 8th , the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale will perform the legendary composer’s music along with other hits of New York’s Great White Way as part of their […]

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  • Fanny Flagg’s famous southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe came out in 1987, the year I married an Alabama native from the same home town area of Birmingham as Flagg.  I instantly felt at home with her and loved her story of a hometown café run by a woman (her grandmother’s […]

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