Belle Isle park
I have a soft spot for Detroit, one of the nation’s most iconic cities — just say the name, and you think of automobiles, Motown, and now — well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
I was born in nearby Ann Arbor, went to college at the University of Michigan there, and during that time attended a number of sporting events in Detroit, especially Detroit Tiger games at grand old Tiger Stadium, since replaced by a new ballpark. I’ve been a rabid Tiger fan since I was 15, and, like many baby boomers, the great Motown music of the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and other artists helped form the soundtrack of my youth.
As a kid growing up in Indiana, my family would make periodic trips to Detroit to visit relatives. At the time,… Continue reading