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I Say: Don’t focus on the dot

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I heard a story recently. Students walked into the classroom and the professor said, “We’re going to have a spontaneous test.” On each of their desks, the students had a blank piece of paper with a small blue dot on it. The professor told the students the assignment was to write about what they saw. All the students wrote about […]

I Say: World Cup shows why ‘sportswashing’ needs to end

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I was 13 years old in December 2010, when FIFA announced that the 2022 World Cup would be held in Qatar. I still remember the shock and confusion that happened back then. Qatar? Really? My 13-year-old self wouldn’t have been able to pick out Qatar on a map. If you have followed the news since, you most likely already know […]

I Say: ‘Get out of my road,’ because I’m going to Meijers

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I don’t think it officially amounts to linguistics, and it’s not something I’ve ever officially studied, but I’ve always been interested in things like dialects, accents, phrases and the how and why people say certain things. My maternal grandmother, for example, used to say “get out of my road” to tell people to get out of her way. No idea […]

I Say: Why I love Raising Cane’s and why you should too

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Years ago, before I had ever traveled to Texas for the first time, I remember one of my best friends who lives in the Lone Star State notifying me excitedly via text every time she planned to get food from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. For the many Michiganders who may never have heard of the establishment, as I hadn’t, Raising […]

I Say: Think before you ask a question

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Have you ever been to a national park? If not, you must go. They are amazing. I have worked and lived in three national parks and each time, the experience was incredible. You learn a lot about people and about yourself. Working and living in a national park is a whole other world. Time suspends itself and you often have […]

I Say: Heading west

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Driving west through the North American plains, the Rocky Mountains rise slowly over a landscape of wildflowers and rivers. The breeze and running water carry seductive invitations from the Great Divide. Looking west to the horizon, the dusty gray and dull blue hues of the distant Rockies appear more like an impending storm than America’s purple mountain majesty. The West’s […]

I Say: A message from the publisher

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Becoming publisher of our community newspaper, which is so near and dear to my heart, was a dream come true. After all, I grew up here and vividly remember checking the paper in high school to see if my tennis team was gracing the pages of Sports each week in the fall. Then in my 20s, I would peruse the […]

I Say: Surprising success gives Friday night lights new life

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Last Friday night, both the football teams at Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South won the championships of their respective MAC divisions. The Norsemen completed their quest for the MAC Gold crown with a 50-0 drubbing of Warren Fitzgerald, while South pulled off a dramatic 20-16 late comeback victory over Lakeview to claim sole possession of the MAC White […]

I Say: Hurricane watch

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I spent a good deal of time last week watching television. Lots of sports, of course, but that’s not out of the ordinary. But I may have spent just as much time watching The Weather Channel and its nonstop coverage of Hurricane Ian. I’m fascinated by hurricanes; their power and the damage they are capable of. I never used to […]

I Say: It’s beginning to look a lot like fall

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Despite being a Michigan native with no thoughts of leaving, cold weather has never really been my style or preference. I tend to associate this upcoming half of the year with shivering, dreariness and freezing ears. But when the first day of fall hit last Thursday, somewhat poetically bringing with it an instant drop in temperature, my first thought upon […]


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