Archive | October, 2012

How the World Series Healed My Heart

The Tigers lost. No secret to Detroiters and the rest of the world. I had the opportunity – the privilege – to cheer them to defeat at the 2012 World Series on Sunday night with my former lifetime partner and our children. And no surprise to most, we had a blast! But the privilege was […]

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Retiring Gracefully (well, kinda) After Given the Boot

Senior management staff at my office were disappearing at a rapid clip – there one day, gone the next. When I started there 10 years earlier, I was pleased that many of my peers were of “my generation.” This year, at 63, I was one of the oldest still there. But there was a certain […]

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In Another Lifetime – A Love Letter to Five Great Detroit Women

I have become fascinated with the women in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame and especially the women who have a Detroit connection either through birth, living in the city or working in the city. Though they have departed, the more I learn about them, the more they grow closer to my heart.  I have […]

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Do I Look Like I Should Be in a Nursing Home?

A couple of months ago, I got a call from an organizer friend of mine. Like any good organizer, she gave me a brief explanation of the campaign she was working on and then set-up a one on one to talk further about how I could support her efforts. The morning our coffee date rolled […]

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The On-Air Women of WDET? AHEM, Where Are They?

I love public radio. It’s one of the staples of my media consumption. Even call it the protein on my plate. And when I moved to Detroit a couple of years ago I was delighted to find a robust local program line-up on WDET (101.9 FM), Detroit’s National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate.  I am not […]

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