The Top 10

It’s always interesting to see what blog post end up being popular. It often seems random and the posts I’m most excited for don’t get a lot of traffic or posts I feel could have been done better get lots of hits. Interestingly, my most popular post of all time is the International Literary Project … More The Top 10

Belle Isle Conservatory

The Belle Isle Aquarium wasn’t the only place celebrating its 110th anniversary this weekend.  The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory was as well.  Yet another Albert Kahn building, the conservatory is stunning and my favorite place to visit on the island.  Home to a variety of exotic plants it provides the sense of exploration without the … More Belle Isle Conservatory

Belle Isle

The James A. Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle is an iconic symbol in Detroit and another example of how far the city has come in recent years.  Shut off in 2011 for lack of funds (and possibly even the victim of scrappers who stole copper pipes), the fountain was turned on again in 2013. … More Belle Isle

Detroit Update

Detroit’s having a hard time right now.  The reality of a 60 year decline finally hit home.  Bankruptcy is never good but I hope Detroit comes out better for it.  In the meantime, I hope and pray the pensioners aren’t penalized too badly and the DIA, Belle Isle and other city assets remain intact. Thankfully, … More Detroit Update