Congratulations to the Phillies, who last night won the World Series the Tigers were supposed to win. We’ll have to settle for Michael Curry’s first win as an NBA head coach in the Piston’s opener last night.
While the Tigers and everyone in baseball has gone fishing, Sam over at Roar of the Tigers is bringing the awesome with her Roar of the Tigers comic. The latest edition Introduces a new hero and wins the “best quote ever” award for “Smells like Ohio”. Seriously, if you are a moneybags-toting comic book publisher, please sign her to a contract now! She’s also a touch nervous about trade rumors flying over the curly locks of Magglio Ordonez.
As Phil Power points out in his latest column, it’s going to take much more than a few bags of money to fix what ails Michigan. He advocates a number of very sensible things that we can do including electing Dave Bing mayor of Detroit, focusing on entrepreneurs and the services they need (venture capital, skilled management, high tech research, educated workers) and investing in education:
Michigan has been leading the nation in slashing state support for universities, while Michigan’s families are struggling to pay the tuition increases imposed to make up the difference. This is a foolish, strange and tragic disconnect between what we need – more and better college grads – and what we don’t want – bigger and more expensive prisons.
Right now, by not investing in our schools, we are making it very likely that we will end up with even more prisoners.
Sandra Silfven says It’s October madness at Michigan wineries and encourages folks to get out and check out the action at wineries across the state. Though most white wines grapes have been picked, many reds are left hanging into early November. She lets you know what you’ll see at wineries in vineyard, cellar and tasting room and you’ll want to check out the great photos from the harvest!
A couple of new links that caught our eye are The Fair Food Festival (Nov 8-16 in Kalamazoo), the Cedar Street Cafe & Coffeehouse in Manistique and eco-Wheelz electric bikes and scooters in Plymouth.