Code Yellow

We pull in the driveway after lunch, and my sister panics. She forgot to disarm the motion sensors of my parents’ security system, a must when leaving the dog home so he doesn’t trip the alarm.

She leaps out of the still running car and bursts in the house, but it’s silent. All she finds is the dog panting happily in the same spot she left him, probably wondering why she looked so relieved.



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I'm the last patron in this cafe, silently cursing myself after a misclick just erased an hour of work. The owner, Jordi, is asking me if it's my first visit, which it is. He is from Barcelona, moved here for his wife, and they decided to open a … [Continue reading]

Phone Photos: Winter 2014-15


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Grandpa and Grandma married 55 years today

Her: "My mom made my dress, you know." Him: "And she only charged me six hundred." … [Continue reading]

Planning for the future


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Listen to the mustn’ts

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child, Listen to the DON'TS Listen to the SHOULDN'TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me- Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.   -shel … [Continue reading]

Everything goes quiet

We were hit with 10 inches of snow here in Michigan yesterday. Took four plowing sessions to clear us out. As poor an advocate of Michigan weather as I tend to be, there is something very peaceful about carving out your pocket of order in such chaos. … [Continue reading]


Over the athletic fields at Seneca Middle School

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OK, I’ll be that guy.

Race Detroit

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