Augustus Woodward's plan following the 1805 fire for Detroit's baroque styled radial avenues and Grand Circus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’m a Detroiter, I was born in the city, and I love the city. I no longer live in Detroit, I now live about 30 minutes outside of the city, but still consider myself a Detroiter. … Continue reading My Detroit
Image via Wikipedia January 24, 2012 State of Michigan Government Lansing Michigan Honorable Representatives: I write this open letter for several reasons, but mostly because of my deep love and pride in my state. I am a Michigander from birth, and God willing I will die in my home state. But this letter is not … Continue reading Open Letter to the State of Michigan Government
Cover of Boys Town "What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.
This past weekend was an exciting time in Detroit for Catholics. The city was host to the American Catholic Council (Read here). Now let me be clear, this is a dissident group, they are Catholic only by name, and I do not support them and anyway. So, you may be asking yourself, why than, was … Continue reading American Catholic Council hits Detroit and Archbishop Allen Vigneron hits back
Image by Rosie O'Beirne via Flickr Ok, so here it is, I have been listening to talk radio on the way into work, and the big topic The Arizona law on illegal's. The Catholic Bishops seem to think the law is inhuman and some how degrading. The liberal bleeding hearts feel that the law is … Continue reading Compassion
“I Thirst” Jesus spoke these worlds from the cross, but do you think Jesus really mean that he wanted a drink? In his hour of need to do think he was thinking about a nice cold glass of wine? I think not. The simple phrase holds more meaning than volumes of books, Jesus used the … Continue reading I Thirst