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Month / April 2015

Musings About Close-Minded Parenting of My Yorkie

I recently read an opinion column entitled “Free-range children vs. close-minded parenting” by Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press that made me question if I was a free-range or close-minded parent.  It appears free-range parents believe their children should be able to walk home alone from a park and close-minded parents believe children should […]

Musings About The American Dream in Crisis

After I quit watching NBC Nightly News when Brian Williams was suspended, I turned to PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill for a nightly source of news (I have no plans of returning to NBC Nightly News after watching their great segments on a regular basis).  Back in March I watched the segment […]

Musings about Music and Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes

Over the years I have collected a large selection of music on CDs, but I have noticed over the last five years that while I will rush out and purchase the new CD of many of my favorite artists/bands (Van Morrison, U2, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett) the same cannot be said of […]

Great Sports Night

Fantastic night of sports in the D with both the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers playing at home.  The Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 to win their first home playoff game since May 23, 2013 and take the lead in the series 2-1.  The Detroit Tigers played Alex Rodriguez and the […]

Saying Goodbye to Raylan Givens and Justified

Last week the series finale of Justified aired on the FX network and the Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) and Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter) saga came to an end after six fantastic seasons.  The six seasons of the adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens and the criminal elements of eastern Kentucky […]

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin This Week

The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night and the big news of the day (for us Blackhawks fans) was the announcement by the Chicago Blackhawks that Patrick Kane has been cleared to play in their series against the Nashville Predators that begins Wednesday night.  Kane has been out of the lineup since breaking his […]

Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals Opening Week Highlights

One week into the 2015 Major League Baseball season and my dream World Series match-up between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals looks great from the Detroit Tigers perspective and a little shaky for the Washington Nationals.  The Tigers are off to their first 6-0 start in thirty years after an 8-5 win today over […]

Musings about the 1980’s and Generation X

Generation X – “From everything we know about them, they’re savvy, skeptical and self-reliant; they’re not into preening or pampering, and they just might not give much of a hoot what others think of them or whether others think of them at all.”  (pewresearch.org – Paul Taylor and George Gao) Once the 2015 NCAA March […]

Gabby’s Final Thoughts on the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament

The 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament came to an end last night when Duke became the 2015 National Champions by defeating Wisconsin 68-63.  It was a great final game to an overall outstanding tournament, even though our teams (MSU, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin) did not win the championship.  The game between Wisconsin and Duke was […]

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