I posted this quote yesterday afternoon heartsick over the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Yesterday evening, I sat in bed holding Lucas as I cried. I’m not a crier but it was the only thing I could do. Snipers shooting police at a peaceful rally – what is happening? This week has had … More A Turning Point
President Ulysses Grant and his wife Julia lived in this house from April 1849 to May 1850 while he was stationed in Detroit. Currently located on the former Michigan State Fair grounds, the house is boarded up but slightly protected by a tall fence.* I learned about the house a couple year ago and was … More Happy President’s Day
As promised The West Wing’s Big Block of Cheese speech. Our White House’s version was virtual, the answers were not earth shattering given the 140 character restriction but I was impressed by the number of accounts they had running. A short “stunt” on Twitter might not seem like a big deal but I think it’s … More Happy Friday!
Eleanor Roosevelt exchanges flowers with Geraldine Walker in Detroit If you follow my Instagram you saw that I recently organized my closet. I parted with many things but not my high school and college papers. It was fun to look at them and realize I managed to write exclusively about Imperial Russia, Old Hollywood and … More Eleanor Roosevelt and Detroit
Last night we went to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. It is my number one favorite thing to do. I love history and being able to envision what things were like hundreds of years ago energizes me. Gina and Garrett joined us this year and it was lots of fun. We went to every house … More Holiday Nights