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The race to end racism

Being multiracial, I learned early on that race matters in American and across the world; although I have always been confused as to why. I love cultural differences and appreciate the differences between groups of people. But celebrating culture is empowering and an honoring of our collective histories. Race, on the other hand, seems mostly…

Good Eats, now with Carry-out!

There’s nothing quite like good food. There’s nothing quite like good food that’s good for you. And there’s nothing quite like when your favorite restaurant finally decides to do carryout. Screech! Huh? Wait a minute! Doesn’t every restaurant have carry out? Well, I don’t know about every restaurant, but one of my all-time favorite restaurants,…

Treat pets to a safe, not scary Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to costumes, trick-or-treating and candy apples. Don’t forget, this time of year can mean scary stuff for the family pet. With strangers traipsing up to the front door one after the other masked and covered in makeup, Fido won’t quite know what to make of…

Read Much?

Remember the old television scenes of Dad in his reading glasses, reading the daily paper as he sits at the kitchen table or in the easy chair in the evening after work? Remember the magazine rack in the corner of the lining room or the magazines littering the coffee table? Having a newspaper or magazine…

I’m Jack! The Pumpkin King!

The smell of hot, buttery popcorn, fresh oranges and slices of watermelon filled the Saturday morning air. Every since I’ve known, it has been a tradition in our family to frequent the Eastern Market on Saturday Morning, taking in the aromas of freshly picked fruit and gently picked flowers. The feel of the crowd rushing…

Halloween costume ideas

The older you get, the harder it is to come up with an exciting costume for your Halloween festivities. So here are a few of my suggestions in no particular order that don’t include a nurse or french maid outfit. 1. Lady Gaga. With so many different looks to choose from, it’s easy to put…

Join TweetUp Kalamazoo for a haunting good time

When we heard the Kalamazoo social media community was getting into some ghostly good fun, for a good cause, we had to reach out and learn more about it. Sure, if you follow #tweetupkzoo on Twitter you’re probably familiar with the events and activities this group does to ensure online friends have a chance to…

Rethink ‘Evil Dead.’ Catch the musical at City Theatre

As an avid horror movie fan, I’ve long wondered how you turn the Sam Raimi-directed cult-classic Evil Dead into a hilarious comedy set to song. But the creative characters behind Ferndale’s Who Wants Cake theatre company figured it out. And the outcome is enjoyable and utterly hilarious. Who Wants Cake are currently presenting Evil Dead:…

Math for Dummies.

So I’m back at Wayne State for what I hope is my final year.   I only have 3 classes left and barring any issues I should graduate in May 2011. One of the classes I am taking over these 2 semesters is Math/Algebra.   If you want to fill a returning student’s heart with…