Currently October 2015

Currently | 10.15.15 Watching | Everything! Fall season is back - yes!  Plus The Killing, I don't know why I can't stop watching. > Completed Scandal (Seasons 1-4), I watched along with the hubby who decided he liked it. Reading | Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. The entire book is written as letters and instant messages. > Finished Michael Hyatt's Platform and took away a tip or … [Read more...]

My 10 most memorable food experiences

There is no doubt I am happiest when I am eating. I love food. Food is life. It enriches the soul. I plan my next meal while I am eating the current one. All my travels around the world are remembered through the food experiences I have. It is one of the many reason's I am so jealous of Anthony Bourdain, I know from reading his essays that his life is not as glamorous as it appears, but I would … [Read more...]

Detroit: An American Revival, Part 1

It's been a week since I returned from a whirlwind weekend in Detroit. People keep stopping by my office or stopping me in the halls at works and asking, "How was Detroit?" And I keep saying, "come in" or "do you have more than a minute? I can't tell you about it until you do.  There is so much to say." The response: "About Detroit??" Yes. Detroit. They haven't seen what I saw. A … [Read more...]

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