Friday, July 31, 2009

Old School Friday: My First Love Song

Well, not exactly my "first" love song, more likely one of my "last"...
since I wrote about "My Wedding Song" for OSF on July 10 2009,
and my husband of almost 11 years wrote about the same song for OSF today,
for my OSF today I will submit a song dedicated to my husband Keith Owens...
'cuz he's just about the best thing that ever happened to me...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Cobo Deal Reached!

Cobo Hall to be managed by Regional Authority
North American International Auto Show can stay in the 
Motor City!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Old School Friday: My Theme Song

I love so many singers....
but my MOST fav is Miss Patti by far!

"New Attitude"
Music Videos by VideoCure

Friday, July 17, 2009

Old School Friday: "The Divas"

Aretha Sings "Nessum Dorma"
True Divas can REALLY "sang"!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits: New Yoga Studio in Hamtramck

The Yoga Suite Logo
A new yoga studio, focusing on the Iyengar method of yoga practice, has opened in Hamtramck. The summer session will begin on July 20.

The Yoga Suite Center for Yoga Studies, owned and operated by Michele Pearson, is located on Joseph Campau, and offers several classes a week at various levels from beginner to advanced. Michele has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for ten years and teaching in the metro Detroit area for four years. According to the Yoga Suite website:

The Yoga Suite - Center for Yoga Studies is a fully equipped school dedicated to  the study and practice of Iyengar Yoga.  Shri B.K.S. Iyengar developed a systemized practice of over 200 classical yoga asanas and 14 types of pranayamas. We offer beginning and experienced level classes as well as gentle yoga classes and yoga for athletes.  Concise,  systematic instruction allows the student to perform each pose in an anatomically intelligent way for safe and healthy joints. 
The Yoga Suite - Center for Yoga Studies provides an environment for structured, regular yoga practice.  The student will notice increased strength, flexibility, stamina and balance.  As you continue your practice the external body benefits and begins to penetrate inward improving the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems.  Harmony and balance of  the physical body brings emotional stability and clarity of mind.  
The Yoga Suite Center for Yoga Studies
9631 Jos Campau
Hamtramck MI 48212

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Old School Friday: My Wedding Song

"You Are My Friend"
by Patti LaBelle
My husband and I will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary on September 11 2009!
Read our personal September 11th story here...
Patti LaBelle is my FAVORITE female singer...
"You Are My Friend" is our wedding song...

I really did marry my "Best Friend"...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Changes at Detroit City Council

Former Detroit City Council Pro Tem Monica Conyers,
no longer a Detroit City Councilwoman...(long, deep exhale!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Tribute: R.I.P. MJ! (sniff, sniff...)

(click on this link to get all of the MJ pics you love!)

As Michael Joseph Jackson is placed into the Earth from whence he came, I dedicate this song and video to him..."Earth Song" from the HIStory Album...(take out your tissues...)
1958 - 2009
Rest In Peace Michael, you've earned it...we love you!
The King of Pop...and the King of Videos!

Michael Jackson - Earth song

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Milestones: Second Baptist Church


Second Baptist Church in Detroit Michigan is the oldest Black Church in the Midwestern United States, being founded by thirteen black men and women in March 1836. It was the seventh major church in Detroit to receive operating permission from the Michigan Territorial Legislature.
Second Baptist Church, on the National Historic Register since 1975 as well as the Michigan Historic Sites, played a very important part in the freeing of American slaves in the nineteenth century, including being a “station” on the Underground Railroad. From 1836 through 1865, members of Second Baptist Church harboured over 5,000 slaves on their way across the Detroit River to Canada in defiance of the Fugitive Slave Act.
Second Baptist has been active in civil rights and community rights throughout its history; starting schools for “colored children”, demanding the right to vote for blacks after the Civil War, hosting a public reading of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, and holding meetings for well-known abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Detroit native and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Ralph Bunche was baptised at Second Baptist Church.