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A Handsome Little Downy Woodpecker in the Yard...

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Naturally, I Read a Few Books....

I've mentioned that I try to read works by popular writers whose books, for whatever reason, I've missed sampling: this time I picked up a copy of John Grisham's "The Painted House". Though the story is not typical of the Grisham's legal-thriller plot lines, I enjoyed it. Told through the voice of it's main character as he remembers the events of a pivotal summer in his life when he was seven years old, the story made me think of "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "Christmas Story" or William Faulkner's "The Reivers". Populated by a rich array of funny, strange, mean, sad and sometimes frightening characters, the action goes from high humor to to scary and tense scenes; in other words, a very enjoyable book. I read this book on the train during my commute to and from work in the city; as I read, I felt totally removed from my seat on the train and transplanted to a farm in Arkansas in 1952, a part of the sights, sounds and fragra…

The Bacon King and his Product....

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Hubsy loves bacon--I guess everyone does, these days. He fabricated a rack and holder system from copper pipe and a regular baking rack to stand on a foil lined shallow jelly-roll pan. This rack is draped with raw bacon. You place the entire contraption in the oven at a low-ish temperature of about 275-degrees (F) for an hour and a half. The grease drains onto the foil, the bacon is crispy and tastes just right. Tho it is folded in half.

A Few More Entertaining and Lovely Works of Art Housed in the DIA...

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Soon there will be more new images...soon to be discovered!

My Favorite Image from Detroit...

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When you think of Detroit, you might recall images of the iconic GM HQ complex downtown. Here is the "flip-side", a scene from the museum campus area. Haunting. Also, there were very few people out walking around, few viable looking shops and restaurants. Sad. Like a typical "Eastern Block" country of the 1970's.

Remembrance Break...We all miss you, Mother.

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It's been 15 years (nearly to the hour) since my Mother passed away. It seems only yesterday and I think of her every day! But here is a cheery photo of her as a pretty toddler.

Scenes from the Streets of Detroit on March 21, 2014

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Like Left-Overs from a Lost Era...

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vacant landscapes dotted with relics of mansions from the 19th Century. 50 years ago, the area around the museums of Detroit was a genteel, prosperous place. Now it's barely safe to walk around (unless near to campus of Wayne State).