The Other American Anthem

Over the Labor Day holiday weekend Nike launched its 30thanniversary campaign for the “Just Do It” slogan.  The ad features former NFL player Colin Kaepernick—who has been a Nike pitchman since 2011—and the words, “Believe in something.  Even if it means sacrificing everything.” As I’m sure Nike expected, the Internet blew up.  Yes, it is […]

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Second Best

I was out walking my dog last summer.  It was one of those muggy Michigan July days; my long blonde hair piled up in a messy bun so that it didn’t stick to my back and there was just enough of a breeze to cause the edges of my sundress to flutter.  A Range Rover […]

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One Left The Nest

My eldest son just graduated from the University of Michigan.  It is a bittersweet moment; on the one hand I am beaming with pride that he graduated from my alma mater and is heading out into the world to make his mark.  But, I also feel a little lost knowing my role as mother has […]

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It All Comes Crashing Down

As I gazed in the mirror the other morning all I could see was the zit erupting in the crevice where my nose meets my cheek.  Of course!  My skin has a knack for knowing exactly when I’m going on vacation or headed to a special event and often blesses me with these unfortunate gifts.  […]

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Cooking Is Everything

My mom tells me that I’ve been cooking since I was four.  I don’t really remember when I first started cooking, but there are pictures that serve as memories. Kodacolor prints of a pig-tailed me, standing on a chair pushed against the kitchen counter with one of my mom’s aprons folded and wrapped around my […]

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