Archive for April 2012

Ho Jo Mo Jo

Ho Jo Mo Jo
Last night’s Mad Men took me back to a staple of my youth:  Howard Johnson’s. Did you think I would say LSD?  No.  Never. I went to  Shrine High School at 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak (yes, just 5 miles from Eminem’s notorious 8 Mile) and upon the corner of Woodward Avenue and 13... Read more »

Time is a Tyrant

Time is a Tyrant
Garry Meier used to say this all the time, though he meant it as a nudge to keep Steve on track when his stories wandered into space reserved for news or commercials. Roger Ebert’s latest journal entry addressees this notion in its sadder, more universal reality:  we watch people we love die.  We will die... Read more »

Easter

Easter
My roots are Catholic. Easter vacation meant freedom from school for a glorious week.  Before obtaining liberty, there were stations of the cross, Holy Thursday services, and Good Friday rituals.  There was quiet time on Friday if we did not attend services.  For a few years, Mom tried to get us to kneel for three... Read more »
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Spring renewal

Spring renewal
Winter is over. Steve is home. Our family is growing:  May 19th will bring the joy of adding Justine Higgins to our circle.  My baby boy will be a husband.  Imagine.  Matt has moved to the suburbs, is wrangling with weeds and plumbing, and his pound dog is marking every wisp of foliage.   How... Read more »