Detroit?!?

If you don't think Detroit is a happening place, then you haven't been to Detroit lately.  My friend Jay and I found this gem within walking distance of Comerica after the Tigers game Sunday.  More to come.

If you don’t think Detroit is a happening place, then you haven’t been to Detroit lately. My friend Jay Samuelsson and I found this gem within walking distance of Comerica after the Tigers game Sunday. More to come.

Coming soon to Woodward:  streetcar service from DIA to the ballpark and beyond.  Get in the groove, because Detroit is on the move.

Coming soon to Woodward: streetcar service from DIA to the ballpark and beyond. Get in the groove, because Detroit is on the move.

Oh yeah, this leafy neighborhood is within easy walking distance of where the Tigers will win the World Series this year.

Oh yeah, this leafy neighborhood is within easy walking distance of where the Tigers will win the World Series this year.

Jay Samuelson says things are looking up in the Motor City.  It didn't hurt that we watched the Tigers beat the Red Sox 10-5 on Sunday.

Jay Samuelson says things are looking up in the Motor City. It didn’t hurt that we watched the Tigers beat the Red Sox 10-5 on Sunday.

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Death Row Inmate

Judge: "Prisoner at the bar, how do you plead?" Prisoner: "Guilty, Your Honor.  I was born a pig, and I will die a pig."

Judge: “Prisoner at the bar, how do you plead?” Prisoner: “Guilty, Your Honor. I was born a pig, and I will die a pig.”

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Winning Pitcher

The Tigers' big right-hander, Justin Verlander, got the win Sunday by tossing six innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox.  The Tigers clinched a great home game witnessed by yours truly and his friends, 10-5.

The Tigers’ big right-hander, Justin Verlander, got the win Sunday by tossing six innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox. The Tigers clinched a great home game witnessed by yours truly and his friends, 10-5.

 

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City Birds

Call it a Feral Pigeon, a Rock Pigeon, a Rock Dove, or a Flying Rat, but you can call it waiting for an Orange Line train with me at Roosevelt in Chicago the other morning.  It decided not to take the train after all.

Call it a Feral Pigeon, a Rock Pigeon, a Rock Dove, or a Flying Rat, but you can call it waiting for an Orange Line train with me at Roosevelt in Chicago the other morning. It decided not to take the train after all.

While all the rest were taking pictures of themselves beside Chicago's famous Bean the other day, I was captivated by these "Bean Birds."  Yes, the ubiquitous Ring-billed Gull.  Where will they turn up next?

While all the rest were taking pictures of themselves beside Chicago’s famous Bean the other day, I was captivated by these “Bean Birds.” Yes, the ubiquitous Ring-billed Gull. Where will they turn up next?

 

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Rider on the Storm

Despite the approach of some particularly ominous weather on Friday at Bike Stop in Michigan City,

Despite the approach of some particularly ominous weather on Friday at Bike Stop in Michigan City,

Natalie decided to try out some comfort bikes. She settled on a Trek Verve, which she plans to buy Monday with the blessings of her physical therapist. And, yes, she got back in the shop before the storm hit.

Natalie decided to try out some comfort bikes. She settled on a Trek Verve, which she plans to buy Monday with the blessings of her physical therapist. And, yes, she got back in the shop before the storm hit.

Weathermen at Bike Stop.

Weatherwomen at Bike Stop.

 

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Horse’s Ass

I was trying to maintain an apolitical frame of mind while we were enjoying the Berrien County Youth Fair this week, but this encounter with a horse's posterior brought certain candidates to mind.

I was trying to maintain an apolitical frame of mind while we were enjoying the Berrien County Youth Fair this week, but this encounter with a horse’s posterior brought certain candidates to mind.

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Fair Couple

Attention on the fairounds: Natalie and Charley McKelvy are once again celebrating their wedding anniversary at the Berrien County Youth Fair in Berrien Springs, Michigan.  This year it was their 39th.  Now on to some fair food.

Attention on the fairounds: Natalie and Charley McKelvy are once again celebrating their wedding anniversary at the Berrien County Youth Fair in Berrien Springs, Michigan. This year it was their 39th. Now on to some fair food.

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