. . .So,
Here I Am. . .
Back in Detroit after 40 years! It’s not a new story. Not at all. I can’t tell you how many people I have run into here that say the same thing to me.
So. . . what is it? What is the allure of Detroit that brings people back, albeit sometimes kicking and screaming to this city?
Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, it’s home. Like being in a whole new world. Except you’ve been here before!
The architecture, the people, the downtown riverfront and skyline. All of it new and exciting. Midway through college, I succumbed to the plea of my older brother who relocated in California after his time in the service and I’ve been wandering the vast desert land of California, the “Golden State,” ever since.
Sometimes you never appreciate what you have until you don’t have it anymore. Have you ever felt that way? Because that’s how I feel living in Detroit again. To paraphrase “Desiderata:” . . .With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful city.
As many of you know, I worked as an attorney in California in different areas for many, many years. Then I retired from practicing law to pursue my other passions: the arts and arts management! I can think of no better place to be involved in the arts than Detroit: right here, right now!
“Detroit, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!”
Here’s looking at YOU Detroit !
it’s good to be home.