Time for a Detroit Anthology
/ May 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

  It’s not what I do, it’s what I am. Believe me, there is a difference. Pressing license plates is something you do. Working as a grocery store cashier is something you do. Unloading trailers at UPS (which I did for three years, and  in my mid-forties no less) is definitely something you do. Things…

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Maya Angelou and the bird who broke the cage
/ May 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

As soon as I heard Maya Angelou had died, I sent out a tweet and posted on Facebook about what a tremendous loss this was – is – to the literary world. And like most things done in haste, I later realized that confining Sister Angelou to the literary world was akin to, well, the…

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Detroit Sound Conservancy to highlight Detroit music
/ May 22, 2014 5 COMMENTS

In recent years Detroit has been too well known for too many of the wrong reasons, sometimes justifiably but oftentimes not so much. But for those of us who live here, or whose knowledge of the city extends at least a few inches beyond the boundaries of a news headline, we know that Detroit’s greatest…

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A sneek peek at Mayonnaise Murders Vol. 2
/ May 22, 2014 0 COMMENTS

As I may have mentioned earlier, I’ve finished “The Mayonnaise Murders Vol. 2” and now it’s just down to the editing. If all goes according to schedule I’ll have it out in July. Meanwhile, here’s another sneak peek at what’s in store. I’ll be featuring various scenes from the book from time leading up to…

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How Scrivener saved my career. Honest.
/ May 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This is just to add my humble name to the grateful masses who I know have already sung the praises of Scrivener, the app that saved The Mayonnaise Murders.  And that is  no exaggeration. As I continue to edit and refine The Mayonnaise Murders Part 2,  I can’t help but reflect on the early days nearly 20…

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