Still riding the wave from the Lions victory this past Sunday, it’s really not a bad idea to wake up every morning and read this article. Mitch Albom, the go-to Detroit optimist, the man capable of delivering firebolts of emotion with simple words and uniquely styled paragraph texture, delivers once again. The city continues to rally as we stay tuned to the Tigers and their run for the pennant race. Ol’ Curty Granderson, the Detroit champion that he is, continues to impress with homers in three consecutive games. And while we’re at it, the Red Wings Premiere week starts Thursday. So how about it, Detroit sports really telling a good story these days.
Well, people are visiting Michigan more frequently than in the past which suggests maybe the Pure Michigan Ads are going to good use. And, the National Register of Historic Places has their eye on a couple of Detroit beauties– the Western Electric Warehouse and the Financial District. This article lays out a whole sleu of Michigan attractions which are up for induction. So, people are coming in. This doesn’t suck. And of those that are flocking from near and far, we can’t forget the army of reporters in the TIME Inc. posse. Yes, the ones that are holed up in West Village to report on Detroit (hah, is this a new take on some sort of reality show?). Forbes, TIME, Sports Illustrated and CNN Money are all represented in the bunch. And, low and behold, SI writer Terry McDonnel writes his intro piece about the residency. That being said, need a little more kick in your morning but still want to look to SI to provide it? Turn the clock back to January and pull up THIS ARTICLE. That’ll send the fire of Zeus through your veins to get things moving in the morning. Fist pump. Fist pump. Go, go, go, go, go Detroit!
Reading Mitch Albomâ€™s article The Courage of Detroit once a month probably isnâ€™t a bad policy. I mean, it seems impossible to read that story and not want to casually hammer out a couple celebratory fist pumps. Yep. How about Albomâ€™s account of the afternoon spent with Yzerman, Fielder, Dumars and Sanders? Good God. Just a classy bunch. And then ending, the applause in the theatre? Fist pump. This article brings a bit of electricity.