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Revenge of the Sith(ter)

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Rotary dial telephone, c. 1940s (Photo: Kornelia und Hartmut Häfele)
Rotary dial bakelite telephone,
c. 1940s
(Photo: Kornelia und Hartmut Häfele)

Many years ago, my sister met and married this wacky, cool Canadian guy and moved to Canada. Meanwhile, I had already had to relocate from our home town of Detroit to find employment in Houston. The challenge was always the same: keeping in touch with my sister without having to compromise on our occasional marathon gab sessions without racking up ridiculously high long distance and international phone bills. Continue reading Revenge of the Sith(ter)

Museum Mishaps

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Window by Frank Lloyd Wright,
Detroit Institute of Arts

During a recent visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts, I began the monumental task of exploring every nook and cranny of the museum. I’d decided the best strategy would be to focus on one small section per visit. Continue reading Museum Mishaps

Bathtub Magic

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Ford-Bacon House (1897), now the Bacon Memorial District Library Wyandotte, MI
(Photo: Andrew Jameson)

As far back and I can remember, Mom used to take my sister and me to the public library every couple of weeks to return the pile of books we’d borrowed during our last visit, browse the collection, and build a brand new stack. It was magical, and I loved it!Continue reading Bathtub Magic

The Look

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"The Look" (Photo credit: S. Juby)
“The Look”
(Photo credit: S. Juby)

During one of my recent visits to the Detroit Institute of Arts, I decided to pop into the gift shop to do a bit of window shopping. I was examining some wallets and coin purses when I witnessed a classic example of sibling rivalry go down between two brothers several feet away who appeared to be around 16 and 13 years old. Continue reading The Look

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

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