Every year at this time, I query friends and relatives for a list of their recent favorite reads for the summer books list. And every year I wish I had more space.
In case you feel sorry for the guys on street corners waving signs advertising pizza or cheap haircuts for hours on end as you drive by in air-conditioned comfort, Deric Schaub doesn’t want your sympathy.
The valedictorian address at Detroit Catholic Central High School's commencement exercises last week included all the requisite ingredients: humor, reflection and advice for the future.
Whenever I watch correspondent Bill Geist on CBS 'Sunday Morning,' I see traces of my mother. Same thing with Muhammad Ali. His rhythmic hand shaking and the poker face really hit home. And when Michael J. Fox is low on meds, he just nails her.
Sam Gross had no idea he had all the qualities of a consummate book author at age 12.
'Tis the season for commencement speeches. Ever since Anna Quindlen's 'Get a Life' address written for Villanova University and Steve Jobs' amazing wisdom to the graduates at Stanford, the bar has been set high for sage advice imparted to graduates.
Like most people, Krissy and Heston Stein of Royal Oak expected their share of ups and downs when they married 10 years ago. But they never dreamed thousands of strangers from around the world would one day be showering them with donations and well wishes.
Alissa Parker knows full well the irony of Mother's Day landing on what would have been her daughter Emilie's seventh birthday. Emilie was one of the 20 children massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
At 96 years old, Omer Petti never thought he’d live to see the day. Literally. But a year after he and his partner, Madge Woodward, 86, were subject to extreme pat-downs by Transportation Security Administration officers at the San Diego International Airport, the nonagenarian finally received a check for $300 from the government — the amount Petti says went “missing” during the trying ordeal.
Marney Keenan is a lifestyle columnist for detnews.com. She is married with three teenage daughters, two dogs and two cats and lives in house that has been under construction for the last ten years. When she’s not doing laundry, slaving over a hot stove or otherwise putting herself last, she writes columns about family matters and social issues.
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- Hobbies: napping, knitting, finishing last in 10K races, hosting large dinner parties, stealing her daughters' People magazines.
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