Category: Blog

Everything Michigan

What Caused the Labor Movement?

Growing up in a Sicilian family in the Detroit, Michigan area, we learned, almost by instinct, the great significance of labor unions and The Motor City. In case you haven’t heard, two of the largest automakers’ world headquarters are located in Michigan. With Ford Motor Company in Dearborn and General Motors in Downtown Detroit on…
Read more


April 12, 2024 0
puure michigan great lakes elder care retiree

Why Growing Old in Michigan Is Great

As I get closer to retirement than I am to my first job, I am starting to think about where I would ultimately like to land, so to speak. It seems as though a good number of people who are lucky enough like to retire in Florida or Arizona, especially folks who live in my…
Read more


March 16, 2024 0

What Grit Stands For

Our great state of Michigan has undoubtedly been through the wringer, at least in my lifetime. We have fought through the tough times, scratched, clawed, and rebuilt. We are the Comeback City of the USA. People have watched to see what we are doing all across the globe, especially lately with our dear Detroit Lions…
Read more


March 9, 2024 0
fire claim total loss fires house fire trauma

Total Loss Fire Claim

March something, 2007, I received a phone call in the wee hours of the morning around 3 am. It was my closest aunt at the time, not geographically but emotionally and age-wise. I must have been in REM (Rapid eye movement sleep is the stage of sleep where most dreams happen) and was talking in…
Read more


February 2, 2024 0
fairs carnivals car shows

What is the Difference Between a Fair and a Carnival?

After the winter holiday season is over, my mind starts to look forward to spring, and I begin to make plans for outdoor activities like: But I have always wondered, what is the difference between a fair and a carnival? For example, the local faith-based facility in my neighborhood has a “Summers End Fair” with…
Read more


January 11, 2024 0
disaster tornado hurricane

What are the Consequences of Disaster on a Society?

The consequences of a disaster on a society could be crippling. Should a tornado rip through a highly populated area with a large corporation headquartered there, it would literally devastate that area as well as the surrounding communities, if not a whole state. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it devastated Louisiana and was later…
Read more


January 5, 2024 0
Ice Dam Flat Roof

Ice Dam Removal Flat Roof

When large commercial buildings have flat roofs, there is a significant concern when it comes to harsh winter weather. Especially melting snow, as it can turn into an ice dam. Ice dams have the potential to cause major destruction to not only the roof but also the building if the dam breaks and leaks inside,…
Read more


December 1, 2023 0
food food and music relationship

How Music Affects the Taste of Food?

As a music lover, full time writer, part time musician, and food connoisseur, I can relate very well with the idea of music affecting the taste of food as well as the ambiance of the whole experience itself. In addition, I also spent more than twenty years serving and bartending in Michigan food service establishments…
Read more


November 17, 2023 0

Examples of Body Art

The first art to come to mind when thinking about body art is, naturally, tattoos. See how I automatically pluralized tattoos? Apparently, tattoos are addictive, at least what I have heard. Well, maybe more than what I have heard. Until three years ago, I had never had a tattoo artist imprint their creativity on my…
Read more


November 9, 2023 0
Disaster Recovery Plan for Tornado

Disaster Recovery Plan for Tornado

It is that time of year again. No, not the holidays. Nope, not summer vacation. But the dreaded, tornado and hurricane season! If you are not prepared, you may suffer more than you need to. As a property owner, it is most desirable to have a disaster recovery plan in place. If you are in…
Read more


September 7, 2023 0