Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome To Detroit

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the comments on my Wednesday post. I was one of those cling to the past and ignore the internet for as long as possible types. 1997 is the cut-off date to be considered an early adapter so Lana, your online dream journal does count! I'm the latest adapter ever. Here's a couple of shots of my beloved Detroit, Cobo Hall being the place of pain from my car show model days. Even to look at it brings back hours of standing in the same spot, saying "Welcome To Detroit."

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you." Roger Ebert

Cocktail Hour
Short story collection: Miracle Boy Pinckney Benedict

Benedictions and Maledictions
Congratulations to Pinckney Benedict on the rave review his new book, Miracle Boy, is receiving! You may know Pinckney through his books, but you may also know him through his lovely wife, Laura, whose Handbasket blog is linked to this one. The latest from Vanity Fair:

"Independent presses burn red hot this month. In Miracle Boy and Other Stories (Press 53), the Chekhov of Appalachia, Pinckney Benedict, highlights a culture in which the bizarre and grotesque are commonplace."


Lana Gramlich said...

Hooray! ;) *L*

Anonymous said...

For some reason I find myself strangely nostalgic for the Berlin Wall!--John le Carre

Anonymous said...

Proust Questionnaire: How would you like to die? A.: Giving up the last lifeboat of a sinking liner to a young beautiful girl, and returning to the first-class lounge for a final drink.--Taki

the walking man said...

Honni soit qui mal y pense

Anonymous said...

Ein Schuft, der Boses dabei denkt!--Waldermar

Anonymous said...

My German is a little rusty!--Humphrey B.