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Category Archives: Detroit

Trump Economics

my tax cuts increased deficits while trade wars inflated steel cutting five gm plants in u.s. and fourteen thousand jobs

Also posted in Cars & Driving, Donald Trump, Economics, Employment, Michigan, Ohio, Taxes, Trade

Marvin Gaye to his Father

Dear Father, Why do you beat me so? I’m your son and love listening to your inspired sermons and beautiful singing and know someday you’ll be more than a lay preacher. Most of all I enjoy being with you and hoping someday you’ll be proud of me. I know you will. You’ll hug me, and […]

Also posted in Berry Gordy, Cocaine, Divorce, Los Angeles, Marvin Gaye, Mental Health, Motown, Murder, Music

Violent Virgin Islands

Worn by cold weather and eternal gray days I leave Des Moines and move to the Virgin Islands where a friend from college tells me the weather’s always great except for high humidity and occasional hurricanes. I don’t worry much about climate. I just do what locals do. I like the Virgin Islands but better […]

Also posted in Crime, El Salvador, Guns, Honduras, Murder, New Orleans, Virgin Islands

Curing Dan Gilbert

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Chris Bosh, Cleveland, Dan Gilbert, Drugs, Dwyane Wade, Elvis Presley, Lebron James, Manu Ginobelli, Mental Health, Michael Jackson, Tim Duncan