Our Summer Love Affair with the Beach

Each summer from the golden sands of the Oregon Coast to the vibrancy of South Beach, from the retreats of Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard to Malibu and Santa Monica’s iconic pier, from the Gulf to the quiet beaches of the Great Lakes, we participate in thriving numbers in the summer ritual of heading to theContinue reading “Our Summer Love Affair with the Beach”

A New Year, A New You

It’s a New Year now, and of course everyone is promising changes and new actions, participating in the annual quintessential rite of the New Year; hoping for better things. Many of us pledge New Year resolutions only to not see them realized by year’s end. How then can we make good on our resolutions forContinue reading “A New Year, A New You”

Why We Still Love It’s A Wonderful Life

So it is Christmas Eve 2011 and I just finished my much anticipated big screen viewing and annual tradition of watching It’s a Wonderful Life. If you haven’t seen it theatre-style on the big screen I highly recommend it. Viewing it in the theater (a packed one at that) caused me to reflect on whyContinue reading “Why We Still Love It’s A Wonderful Life”

What is Christmas?

Christmas is arguably the most widely celebrated holiday in the world only surpassed by New Year’s Day. As its name implies, for Christians it commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago, an event which ushered in hope, joy, love and peace. These principles have been embraced in celebration of the holiday bothContinue reading “What is Christmas?”

What Detroit Means To Me

What Detroit Means to Me Detroit. That well-known name represents many things to many people. For some, it signifies a 32-mile long river which feeds into Lake Erie, one of busiest waterways in the world, and a place for boating, fishing and reflection. For others the name Detroit represents its founder’s Cadillac “city of theContinue reading “What Detroit Means To Me”

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Is it me or does Thanksgiving seem to shrink more and more each year? To be sure it still falls on the 4th Thursday in November and it is still recognized as a National holiday. However it seems that the space the holiday has traditionally occupied within our consciousness is being challenged more than ever before. Thanksgiving usedContinue reading “Thankful for Thanksgiving”