Weekly Wanderings: September 30, 2016

▪ As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan; were it not for the condo regulations in my development, I’d definitely have a 13-foot-high inflatable Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man on my front lawn for the next month. My brother assures me that my still furniture-free living room is large enough to accommodate him, but IContinue reading “Weekly Wanderings: September 30, 2016”

Weekly Wanderings: September 23 [er, 25], 2016

With points deducted for lateness … ▪ I’m in Philadelphia for the weekend, here for a quick visit and a 90th birthday party for one of my grandmothers. I decided to fly on Spirit for the first time, which I know has a terrible reputation for customer service, but made this trip possible by sellingContinue reading “Weekly Wanderings: September 23 [er, 25], 2016”

Weekly Wanderings: September 16, 2016

▪ There’s a crisp bite to the air in the mornings here now and the trees across from my house are beginning to acquire a rust-color tinge. This can only mean one thing: FALL IS COMING. Woot woot woot. I’m especially excited this year because Michigan is known for its apple cider mills, and there’sContinue reading “Weekly Wanderings: September 16, 2016”

Weekly Wanderings: September 9, 2016

I decided to start a new feature here at the blog, as I often find myself holding on to little thoughts that are too long for tweets but not big enough to become blog posts of their own. “Weekly Wanderings [of my brain]” will appear here on Fridays and serve as a catch-all for stuffContinue reading “Weekly Wanderings: September 9, 2016”

Bookshelf: My Mini-Course on Detroit

When I decided to move to southeastern Michigan—a place I had never been before—I realized I needed to learn more about the region, especially its history. I live in Ann Arbor, but there aren’t too many books written about Ann Arbor (I checked). Detroit, on the other hand, has long been an object of authorialContinue reading “Bookshelf: My Mini-Course on Detroit”

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Well, it wasn’t exactly a “vacation,” although I have few complaints about how I’ve spent my time since last posting here the day before leaving my job in New York on June 30. So, after hitting “publish” on that post, I finished up what I needed to do at work, cleaned out my desk, sharedContinue reading “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”