Conversation at the hospital where a brother was in surgery wove itself through several hours: One thread of memories latticed into another.
When Ofelia Saenz decided to start her own food business, she went back to her roots growing up in southwest Detroit. Every other summer, she would travel with her family back to her mother's hometown in Zacatecas, a city renowned for its beauty in the north central part of Mexico.
New Yorkers have the Hamptons. Californians have Big Sur. There's Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, too. But nothing compares to our Great Lakes and the vast beauty and stillness that is up north.
My husband and I have just successfully completed the onerous process that is purchasing a vehicle, a feat that could be the subject of a new reality show akin to 'The Amazing Race,' or better yet, 'Survivor.'
Most people would think a Muslim comedy is an oxymoron. And yet, there are many funny scenes in 'American Sharia,' a new film from native Detroiter and stand-up comic Omar Regan about a black cop newly partnered with a Muslim cop assigned to foil a 'terrorist' plot.
Every summer, I ask my family and friends to send me the titles of books they've recently enjoyed. The result is always a diverse, eclectic mix of good reads.
It's not uncommon for Renee Falahee to be out in public with her two young daughters and have strangers come up and ask: 'Is that the girl from the awning commercial?'
If you looked at the city 10 or even five years ago, you'd be hard pressed to find neighborhoods competing for cutting-edge status. But, Khalilah Burt Gaston has politely thrown down the gauntlet.
When I first opened up the email, I was suspicious. 'Hi Marney,' it read. 'My name is Kris and I think we are third cousins.' But then when I clicked on the attached pictures, I was floored. Before me, clear as day, were my mother and father.
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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- Favorite books (lately): Run by Ann Patchett, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Hobbies: napping, knitting, finishing last in 10K races, hosting large dinner parties, stealing her daughters' People magazines.
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