Monthly Archives: November 2008

Tone Right From Home!!!

As promised, (and requested by some!) here is yet another fit -tid -bit,  on a routine that you can do from the comfort of your own home to shape and tone your upper body, without having to leave the house and spend hundreds on gym equipment.  All you need is a resistance band.  Follow these…

The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market: Characters

Last week, we posted a “nuts and bolts” look at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market.  Check that post out here for a description of the market, its hours, etc.  While some delicious heirloom tomatoes and dozens of varieties of fresh apples could provide one with motivation enough to schlep over to the Farmer’s Market at…

How to Get Home: the Biggest Bar Night of the Year

Everyone knows that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the Biggest Bar Night of the Year, right?  If you don’t believe us, check out Yahoo Answers.  College students are home, old high school friends reunite near their parents’ homes, or you just go get your groove on because you know everyone else will be out and…

ONE – The Movie

  I came across ONE a couple of weeks ago. ONE is a documentary that was shot/directed by husband + wife team of Ward & Diane Powers (from Birmingham, MI). The story of how these first time filmmakers put this film together is truly remarkable + inspiring. Read below > What happens when a middle-aged trial…

Turkey Trot/Thanksgiving day Parade!!!

As part of this years Thanksgiving festivities, cooking, getting together with loved ones, and stuffing our faces, why not add a little outdoor activity to the mix and get involved with the 26th Annual Fifth Third Bank Turkey Trot in Downtown Detroit.  It is the largest 10k run in Michigan to kick off the Thanksgiving…

The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

Don’t miss out on the end of the autumn harvest!  There is still a wide selection of locally-grown produce (along with a huge variety of other items — from potpouri and artisinal cheese to weird homemade soaps and antiques) available at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, located at 316 E…

Drama! and the Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade

Don’t try to sleep in tomorrow if you live in Downtown Royal Oak.  High School marching bands, full grown men driving mini go-carts, and packs of families are set to invade! The Seventh Annual Holiday Magic Parade will take place on Washington Avenue this Saturday, November 22.  The route begins at Washington and Lincoln and heads up to Fourth Street.…

Recovering Sneaker Addict

[A Guest Post by Hubert!] Hi, my name is Hubert and I am a recovering sneaker addict.  (Hi Hubert.) For as long as I can remember, sneakers have been the highest form of visual sophistication for me. I have never really been into clothes and accessories, because they are far too seasonal.  Living in Michigan,…

Time to be GOOD

  Following up on the theme of my last post,.. I figured it would be good to point some people in the right direction who want to help make CHANGE + DIFFERENCE in the world. GOOD magazine has put together this great video on ways you can help + volunteer. GOOD also put together the…

It’s All Politics

I know. Don’t talk about politics or religion. Don’t worry,.. this post is nothing like that. I actually wrote the following post close to a year ago,.. and feel it’s a good time to share it with everyone again. read + reflect  Talib Kweli was interviewed in a Real Detroit Weekly and had some great insight and inspiration…

Was Obama prophetic?

  With rumors all over the place this week about Hillary possibly joining Obama’s cabinet, this clip seems uncannily prophetic. Check out this crazy, spot-on clip from a debate a LONG time ago:  Obama & Hillary There also has been a lot of buzz in the media lately about a book–apparently one of the President-elect’s…

Bikin’ and Walkin’ in Royal Oak, Part Deux

Last week, we wrote about efforts by the League of Michigan Bicyclists to promote a “Non-Motorized Transportation Plan” which would create a safer pedestrian and bikeway program in Royal Oak.  Check out that post here. This morning the story was picked up by a slightly more venerable institution — the Detroit news published an article…