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A decorative bicycle post


While enjoying a yummy dinner at the Vault Deli in downtown Mason, Michigan Monday evening, I spied this decorative bicycle parking post painted in mason Bulldog blue and red. Although they are one of the chief rivals of my three son’s … Continue reading

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You know your community is urban when…


The third in this satirical series. Walking or bicycling to places is not considered weird. Comic book superheroes are constantly buzzing about doing good deeds. You have to look up to see the top of buildings. Wildlife is spending your … Continue reading

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The downtown Motown rebound


Saturday evening I attended a fantastic concert by the Canadian alternative rock band Metric at the historic Fillmore Detroit Theater on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. On the way there I missed my intended exit and instead took the Lafayette Avenue … Continue reading

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“Downtown” is the 21st century place to be!


I guess Petula Clark was just 47 years ahead of her time when she sang the 1964 hit song, “Downtown,” because I attended a fascinating forum last night in downtown Lansing on “Downtown Pioneers – The New Environmentalists.” The forum was … Continue reading

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