Kevyn Orr is illegitimate. That is the issue we cannot forget
/ June 11, 2013 2 COMMENTS

It’s not that we don’t know Detroit is in a serious crisis. I don’t know how many times I have to say this but Detroiters aren’t stupid. We live here. We’ve been living here. We know. We get it. So when Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr held his meeting last night to discuss how bad…

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This one’s for you, Mom
/ June 11, 2013 0 COMMENTS

My 91-year-old mother finished reading my book today, my first novel, and it made her laugh. It brought her joy. Her only son, the one she took the picture of when he was barely past two years old reaching up to the typewriter just beyond his reach, had written an entire book. “We should have…

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Love means not having to issue a press release to prove it
/ June 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I meant to write this last week when the story broke but, well, things happen. Anyway, let me just say that there are, to be sure, those Detroiters who look upon our city and shake their heads in shame, embarrassment, and even anger. They wonder how did it get this bad, and how could it get this…

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Why I love Stephen King
/ June 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

                    Man, I love Stephen King. He’s not my favorite horror writer (that would go to Clive Barker), but he’s still a no-doubt-about-it master of storytelling. I think what King is better at than some may realize is his ability to make storytelling look so deceptively…

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Republican honesty can be a wonderful thing
/ June 6, 2013 0 COMMENTS

  “Well, I’m going to be real honest with you: The Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote, if they’re going to vote 9 to 1 for Democrats.” This is a direct quote from Tea Party leader Ken Emanuelson at a recent event in Dallas, Texas in response to a question from someone in…

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