Detroit River

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Earthquake Versus Hot Weather in Dallas

    Sunday it was 7 a.m. California time when I called my brother in the Bay Area to ask if he had died in the quake. He said no. I thought he sounded sleepy, but he could have been serene. It's hard to tell with those people. I asked if he would be moving out of California soon. He said serenely that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    White Rock and Belle Isle, a Tale of Two Cities

    A family chore last night prevented me from attending a big community meeting about a proposed restaurant at White Rock Lake, but stories on Channel 8 and in the daily paper this morning gave the flavor. The community is looking at the idea of building a commercial restaurant on parkland at the nort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dallas Has a Lesson to Learn About Segregation from Scary Detroit

    Stories about my old hometown, Detroit, are no longer merely depressing. The word, depressing, just doesn't get it. Detroit is beginning to be fascinating. Its plight is almost mesmerizing, in a science-fiction post-apocalyptic kind of way. Terrible awful unbelievable story in The New York Times to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Screw the Art Gods, Museum Tower Sure Is Pretty

    Funny how you can drive by a thing a dozen times and never really see it. An early morning errand today took me through the north end of downtown on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. I looked up from traffic and was stunned by the sheer beauty of the new Museum Tower building. Just ahead of me the 42-st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    First George W. Bush, Now Kwame Kilpatrick. Dallas, How Lucky Can One City Get?

    The Friends of Unfair Park know what's happening. Just this morning, one of them hopped on a four-month old item about Detroit's disgraced ex-mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, to warn Dallas about his impending arrival -- just as soon as he gets out of the joint. Unfair Park had reported last September that ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Last Chance

    Kill the river plan, save the river