i see the whole world as a story.

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thank you in advance

to all those who

i may cross paths with.

you could find yourself

smack in the middle

of my blog

one day

or seven.

family, friends,

random strangers, animals

and

those who cannot be categorized.

i am

endlessly fascinated by your stories

and

never judge you for them

but

instead

always learn something

from you

because of them.

image credit: google images

wolverines, bulldogs, trash-talk, cowbells and popcorn.

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on a beautiful night

at the university of michigan

home of the wolverines

and the women

of the winning softball team

went head to head

with the georgia bulldogs

worthy adversaries

in the second game

of the ncaa regionals

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and we were lucky enough

to have seats directly next to

the alumni marching band

loyal, spirited, musical, happy

as they

jumped up

cheered

played

and

very

enthusiastically

trash-talked

the rivals

and

called the plays

 as everyone got in on the act

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and

desmond howard

and sons

sat in

on cowbell

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and in the end

the wolverines

were victorious

earning a spot

in the college world series

and

all the trash talking

 music

 hard work

 sweat

and

talent

paid off.

people are going to talk no matter what you do,

so you might as well give them something to talk about.

– author unknown

culture clash is terrific drama.  – ken follett  

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yes, this is a mariachi band playing “my girl”

at a senior living facility in hamtramck (polish/arabic community)

must be national nursing home week!

credit: e.t., my friend and ticket broker, who works hard on behalf of the seniors and is always up to something with them.

nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. – doug larson

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had the lucky opportunity

to play

on navin field

where there is

so much history

on the corner

of

michigan and trumbull

former home of the detroit tigers

with friends of all ages

some new

some old

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and after our pre-game

breakfast

of

angel food cake and spray whipped cream

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my team

‘the winners’

(with our littles m.i.a.)

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and there was plenty of action

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that’s a triple

he’s talking about

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and a power bench

with plenty

of big names

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and

even a little rain

didn’t stop us

we just refueled

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and

 a loyal member

of the grounds crew

made sure

we took

care of

this sacred ground

 even though

‘the winners’ lost

and we had some blood

and lots of mud

and wonderful unique ways of playing

we all had such a great day

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and we held

our post-game celebration

at nemo’s

another detroit tradition

with a classic easy to order menu of

burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, beer, pop and water

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and i saw

my family crest

on the wall

and it was like going all the way home.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/keepers-of-the-corner-the-navin-field-grounds-crew-20140917