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Detroit Institute of Arts: Coming Home

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Front (Woodward St.) Entrance to the DIA

It took me more than a year after I moved back to the Detroit area to make the long overdue pilgrimage to a place I hadn’t been since childhood: The Detroit Institute of Arts. The DIA is listed by Fodor’s as among the “20 Must-See Art Museums in America,” and US News Travel advises that if you come to Detroit and do only one thing, that one thing absolutely must be a visit to the DIA! The museum’s own website proudly declares that “The DIA’s collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.”Continue reading Detroit Institute of Arts: Coming Home

When Friends Disagree

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UnionJackI have this really great friend.  Her name is Andrea.  When we were first getting to know one another, we quickly discovered our mutual affinity for all (or at least I thought) things English:  The BBC, tea and biscuits, the various delightful accents.Continue reading When Friends Disagree

The Blanket

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emergency blanketA while ago, I dismantled a long-expired emergency supply kit that my mother had given me to keep in my car.  I could use a few things, like bandages, but most of it had expired and went into the trash.  There was one item I couldn’t bring myself to throw away:  A mylar first aid blanket, also known as a space blanket.Continue reading The Blanket

Candy Corn

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candy cornA few weeks ago while I was at the pharmacy, I spotted a bag of Brach’s candy corn.  It contained regular candy corn, chocolate candy corn and candy corn pumpkins.  I was tempted. All the Halloween candy was out and this was a holiday classic.  You don’t need that, I thought to myself.  It’s mostly sugar.  But I wanted it. Badly.Continue reading Candy Corn

Why I Love Trader Joe’s

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grocery bagI went grocery shopping today.  It’s not something I enjoy doing.  In fact, I usually put it off for as long as possible.  I like having a well-stocked pantry; I just don’t like having to go through the motions to make that happen.Continue reading Why I Love Trader Joe’s

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