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Detroit skyline in Michigan, USA at sunset shot from Windsor, Ontario Canada

Motown Mike Duggan’s Champagne Tastes

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan revealed last week that he is a politician with champagne tastes and standards. Here’s some other initiatives Duggan’s planning as part of his planned “Detroit – Nothing But The Best” image rebranding campaign.

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Los Angeles, California in the monring from Mulholland Drive.

Welcoming Matt and Kelly Stafford to L.A.

I’m delighted that Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and his wife Kelly are decamping for L.A. to join the Rams football family. Life in La La Land is going to take some cultural and culinary adjustments, and as a former Detroiter myself I’ve graciously prepared a primer to ease their transition.

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Liam O’Shaughnessy’s Jewish High Holidays

This weekend marked the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, a time for great introspection and reflection. It’s also a time when I’ve long fantasized about being born Irish.

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Ten Things that Really Piss Me Off

Today marks my second month anniversary of home captivity. I’m tired and cranky. Doing nothing is quite exhausting.

We Californians pride ourselves on being in touch with our feelings, so I’m sharing with the world my list of everyday petty annoyances, including being the Rodney Dangerfield of LinkedIn.

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Pile of NIS - New Israeli Shekels banknotes with the new 200, 100, 20, 50 sheqel. Wallpaper of shekels bills -Top View. Politics and money of Israel background.

My Two Shekels to Save The Forward

The Forward, a storied 122-year-old publication founded in New York City by Yiddish-speaking Democratic Socialists, recently announced that former New York Times editor Jodi Rudoren will oversee the newspaper’s editorial operations. Rudoren has impressive credentials, but the appointment announcement by publisher Rachel Fishman Fedderson has me worried. The announcement notes…

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 1, 2016: Traffic on Hollywood Boulevard at dusk. The theater district is famous tourist attraction.

On Becoming an Angeleno

There’s a super upscale L.A. area food emporium that makes Whole Foods look like a 7-11. It’s called Erewhon, and while the quality of its food is unrivaled, so are its prices. A donut costs $7 (okay, it’s gluten free, vegan, organic, made with toctrienols, superfoods, and 10 grams of…

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