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Music To Our Ears: Pine Knob

What’s in a name? In the case of Pine Knob, a lot. And, with the announcement of its historic return to roots, there is much to celebrate as we look (and listen) back and ahead. Of course, there has always been more to this venue than merely its name and iconic sunset/hill/tree logo. After officially … Continued

Sheriff Mike Bouchard Continues to Communicate Facts, Resolve, Emotion

In the wake of terrible tragedy this week in Oxford, our collective community has been left wanting for so many things – answers, compassion, resolve, leadership, healing and so much more. Having just watched Oakland Country Sherriff Mike Bouchard’s latest press conference within the past hour on this late Saturday afternoon, I was struck once … Continued

USFL 2.0 – Play to Strengths, Learn from Mistakes

Not to pile on but many Detroit pro football fans are looking beyond this season to better things ahead in 2022.  A top draft pick appears to be in the cards for the Lions next Spring but even more interestingly is the announcement this past week of the return of the storied USFL (United States … Continued

Is Facebook Attempting To Save Face?

A corporate name change and/or a rebranding may be embarked upon for a number of reasons – including a refocused mission, updated products, and, at times, as a means by which to exert distance from adversity. This week’s announcement by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook has changed its name to Meta as it moves into … Continued

Life Lessons From Ted Lasso?

Yeah it might be all that you get Yeah I guess this might well be it But heaven knows I’ve tried If you’re a fan of the Apple TV comedy, “Ted Lasso” you’ll recognize those words from the show’s opening.  If you’ve never watched the program (and you should) those might also be construed as … Continued

A Public Figure is a Public Figure is a Public Figure – Repeat.

When someone becomes a public figure, they are going to compromise their private life. There is simply no way around that fact as “home” and “work” become forever intertwined and actions open to scrutiny. Whitmer administration COO Tricia Foster is the latest public figure to experience this, posting and then taking down Facebook photos of … Continued