shooting Jersey

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The morning began with coffee on “salon east”. Once I was up early and alone sipping on iced tea and taking quiet delight in watching this neighborhood on the western slope wake up and taking on theiir day. The Cuban mom rolling her stroller… the Indian man next door waiting in the car to drive his daughter to work or school… the 15 year old with the afro walking his younger brother to school and […]

at the Ed Sullivan Theater

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I was up by 6:30 AM. While everyone else continue sleeping I headed out to the front stoop of Kurt’s house to sip on some iced tea and blog. I watched as folk of Liberty Avenue headed out for their day either to work or to school. Yeah, yeah… we’ll get to the picture at the top later in the post. (Gah! This instant society! 😉  ) I’ve designated this stoop as “salon east”. It’s […]

THE THIRD LEG

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Third leg?! What happened to the second leg?! Well technically THIS POST was the second leg… the Wolverine ride from Chicago to Detroit. I know I should have titled it so… sorry if I caused any confusion. OK… as you can see from the picture above this third leg would not be on a train but by car. The weather report stated it would rain pretty much the entire time. We left Detroit about 10:30 […]

day for night

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5/1/2017 THE DAY It was  a big day yesterday… in that a lot was going on. We were slated to do some minor “insert” shooting.. if we had the weather to do it. Forecast stated it would be raining for most of the day so everything was pretty much up to the roll of the dice. I started the morning interviewing this sprightly 80 year old on video. Tom Nugent was our host for the […]

and just like that it dropped 30 degrees

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That was the difference in temperatures between the day before and yesterday in the Detroit area. Plus, it has been raining off and on. It did last night… which is why I’m not perched at the spot in the picture above… which for the past few mornings has been my blogging and coffee spot.  Not that it’s raining now… I’m just trying too avoid a wet butt. Below is the rest of the view I’ve […]

what? more ham?!

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Xan and Kurt arrived two nights ago. The next day… when a location for lunch was bandied about… I, of course suggested Mike’s Famous Ham Place. Yes, we went there again. I figured that Xan and Kurt needed to experience this so off we trotted there and they too loved it. Kurt is a bit of a cake and pie fiend. We saw it up on the board… and although hesitant, Kurt ordered a slice  […]

THE FIRST LEG – Day 3 – all of it

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NOTE: This is a catch-up post that really should come after THIS POST. 4/25/2017 8:04 AM Had a fair night’s sleep. Woke once to an irritation dream. The next time I woke it was about 3 AM just as the train pulled into Lincoln, Nebraska. It was a short stop even though there was a change in crew. Yeah, Jayne… I was in your neck of the woods briefly. Two hours later, just before dawn […]

ya want some ham with that?

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Seven years ago… the last time I was in the Detroit area, Tommy Nugent took me to this place. I loved it so much I insisted we go there again this time out. It really is from a different era. One of those places that has a specialty menu where you sit at the counter and chat with fellow customers as well as those behind the counter. In fact, on our visit this time out […]

one night in Chicago

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I arrived in Chicago 2 days ago… and jumped into a cab heading to my friend, Carolyne’s place. Weeks ago she had graciously agreed to put me up. We have known each other since kindergarten… now that’s a long time friend. After 51 odd hours on the train… and as much as I enjoyed the ride… it was wonderful to see her welcoming face. The last time I got to hang out with her was […]