• In my last years in New York, I really grew to appreciate the greatness of the soft spoken captain of the Yankees, Derek Jeter.  I smiled as I read how his last few games before his retirement in September grew into a maddening love fest that reverberated nationwide.  But for those who wondered  how quiet […]

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  • When the classic comedy movie Groundhog Day came out in 1993 with Bill Murray, I never thought I’d ever develop a relationship with Michigan groundhogs.  In fact, I was very happy to think of groundhogs (also known as woodchucks) as a Pennsylvania phenomenon celebrated for seeing their shadows (or not) once a year. Yet for […]

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  • 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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