A Place for Remembering and Changing

It is about time you found us. We have been waiting for you!  Please make yourself at home as we conjure up some memories for you about the “good ole days.”  Did you have an Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, or Grandpa who loved to share his or her memories?  Weren’t those times enjoyable as the past was connected to the present?  Have you ever gotten lost in a story, a movie, or even a song that took you back to a specific time, place, or person?  If so, you have found the right place for remembering.

However, if memories are all that you are looking for, this is NOT the right place for you.  What you will find here are real life anecdotes designed to show you that Blacks and Whites are quite similar but unique.  You will be challenged to put aside ignorance which causes preconceptions and stereotypes.  Don’t worry.  You will not be scolded or preached at.  In a subtle fashion, you will discover and remember what you already know in your heart. This site will allow you to put your life on pause and then cause you to be refreshed by your reflections on the “good ole days.” Perhaps this site will even help you improve your perception of racial issues in America.  Please enjoy.

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The story revolves around two people who lived during the same time, roughly 1950 through the present.  The setting is the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Now available on Amazon!

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Do you know someone who grew up in Detroit in the 1950’s and 1960’s? Or maybe that someone is you! Let’s spread the word about this site and the book so we can reminisce together.

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Each blog article has open comments, why not jump in and tell us if you had a similar experience. Or maybe you’ve got a story of your own to share – we’ll be publishing guest posts soon! Get in touch.

Do – Would – Did – He ?

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The Integrated Sandbox

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That’s What I’m Talking About!

Over the past fourteen months, Thomas Marsh and I have been diligently pressing forward with the message and conversation sparked by our Black and White Like You and Me book. This definitely has been a labor of love and commitment.  Although we have received rave...
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Rhythm

If you ever played  Hangman, you know that coming up with a clever word to stump your opponents is a major part of the game.  Just as a review, the game is similar to Wheel of Fortune in that the participants are trying to discover what word was presented by the other...
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Playing Under the Table and Dreaming

Dave Matthews, a prolific song writer and entertainer, had a smash song called "Ants Marching” in 1994. I was struck by his conjuring up of memories as a boy at his mother’s house. “And remembers being small, playing under the table and dreaming.”   This song,...
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Music of December 26, 1963

According to the WKNR Music Chart, fourteen out of the top thirty-one songs for that week were by black artists, led by the #1 song for the week by Dionne Warwick’s “Anyone Who Had a Heart.” That popular radio station featured all white disc jockeys with the famous...
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Where Were You?

“Where were you, oo, oo, oo,oo; I really want to know . . .”  Oops and apologies to the musical group The Who whose song was “Who Are You.”  Now that I have that classic reverberating in your mind, all of us remember where we were when certain tragic events took place...
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Gag me with a spoon

GAG ME WITH A SPOON: A Valley girl phrase used as an exclamation of disgust Over the years, my good friend Denny McMahon and I would “disgust” each other by texting the name of or a phrase from a song that could “gag” us. We have had a lot of fun with this trying to...
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