Browsing All posts tagged under »Detroit«

Food Secrets from the Writing Studio and Bait Shop

January 10, 2012


Hardly anyone outside of Family knows this secret. I have a brother-out-law who is an honest to goodness chef.

Random wonders

November 23, 2010


When the Country Mouse (who used to be a City Mouse) goes to visit the City Mice there are always astonishing and/or wonderful sights, particularly when the trip involves quantities of driving and not-driving-while-sitting-on-I-75. You'd think I'd have lots of photos for you, but you'd be wrong. And the ones I do have are odd. It was that sort of weekend.

TLV Sunday morning

November 21, 2010


And now for something completely different–postcards from the D.  We are visiting Rob the Firefighter and the Lady Alicia.  We arrived last night a little the worse for wear, but were soon set to rights.  I would show you pictures of the granddogs bouncing around with Miss Sadie and the Cowboy, but they are all […]

Donkey-patting Philistines and notions of beauty

November 29, 2009


Whenever I go to Detroit I like to go adventuring with my cousin Craig. I let him pick the adventure. He keeps up better. This time we visited the Detroit Institute of Arts to see the Richard Avedon retrospective. As you might guess, haute couture is not a big priority at the Writing Studio and […]

Postcards from the D: Night at Joe Louis

April 21, 2009


I have unsuspected depths.  Lurking in one of them is this: I love hockey. Most of all, I love the Detroit Red Wings.  In 1998 I was sitting in Little Daddy’s having lemon rice soup and wishing something wonderful would happen when POOF!  Darren McCarty pulled up  in a red convertible, hauled the Stanley Cup out of the back […]

Postcards from the D: Breakfast in Lafayette Park

April 20, 2009


As you know, Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I have been having a little vacation. We visited Rob the Firefighter and the Lady Alicia in Detroit. They live in a Mies van der Rohe-designed townhouse in Lafayette Park with my granddogs, Fred and Lucy.  It’s perfect: floor to ceiling windows perfect for squirrel watching, slate […]