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I Say: The state of the Detroit Tigers

We’re not even technically into summer yet, but the 2024 baseball season has already been a roller coaster for the Detroit Tigers and their fans. At the time of writing this, the Tigers’ record sits at 32-33, so one game below .500. While the record reflects that of an extremely average to even slightly mediocre baseball team, there is still […]

I Say: What the devil on your shoulder is whispering

A couple months back, I dropped  in Next Chapter Books at 16555 E. Warren on a whim and found the kind of golden nugget only an independently owned, used bookstore could produce: a lightly worn copy of C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” filled with underlined paragraphs and thoughtful annotations by some previous owner. C.S. Lewis — an atheist turned Christian […]

I Say: Summer’s here and I’m here for it

Summer has unofficially begun in Grosse Pointe and I don’t know about you, but I’m here for it. Something about the not-amazing weather for half the year in Michigan really puts a punctuation mark on summer here, doesn’t it? There’s nothing better than seeing kids on bikes with fishing rods and recent grads all about town. The crack of Little […]

I Say: To everything, there is a season

Just over three years ago, I started contributing stories to the Grosse Pointe News. Eventually, I became senior editor and the first female sports editor in the paper’s history.  Last Friday, I said a bittersweet goodbye to the nicest, most committed group of people I have ever worked with — and I mean that.  I also said goodbye to working […]

I Say: What to do?

Summer starts soon and I have to make plans. Haven’t been to the Armada Fair for a couple of years. That will have to change. My favorite day to attend is during the draft horse pulling contest. Too bad there’s no more Michigan State Fair. In addition to draft horse shows, it hosted numerous multi-horse hitch competitions. One year during […]

I Say: Food plating is an art

What did your plate, no matter what meal it was, look like when you were growing up? Did anyone care if it was fancy or was it just food put on a plate and served? When you went to a restaurant, how much consideration was given at that time to food plating? When I was younger no one cared what […]

I Say: It’s like he gets paid to be wrong

During last Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft, ESPN “expert” Mel Kiper Jr. had six correct picks out of 32. Quite the improvement over 2023, when he had a single correct pick in the first round. There’s a reason my brother and I refer to mock drafts by Kiper and other pundits as “mockery drafts.” Long-time baseball fans […]

I Say: Thoughts and prayers to Class of 2024 parents 

It’s the end of April and the school year is flying. Feels just like yesterday we were all taking the requisite “porch picture” of our littles and not-so-littles-anymore before they scooted off to their first day of school nearly eight months ago. But here we are — figuring out summer schedules, booking camps, driver’s training courses and vacations, the last […]

I Say: Science catching up with scripture

Michigan won’t see another total solar eclipse until 2099, which will be some 3,306 years since what could be the oldest datable solar eclipse recorded. Modern calculations have determined an annular solar eclipse would have passed directly over the land of Canaan the afternoon of Oct. 30, 1207 BC, providing one possible scientific explanation for a Bible story colloquially known […]

I Say: Is having a pet worth the heartbreak?

This past November, I came across a Facebook post that, unlike most, piqued my interest. A neighbor found a clearly not-made-for-the-outdoors French lop bunny freezing outside in the snow. Now, normally I don’t consider myself a sensitive person, but my heart instantaneously melted and I had to take him home when no one claimed him (their loss). The enthusiasm for […]

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