Friday, August 26, 2016

Seen while hiking through New York City

Here are some pictures from a trip to Manhattan this week.  I am a yuge fan of the city.  It gives me so much energy to be out there hiking in the sea of humanity that finds its way through the streets. I've taken pictures of famous landmarks before. This visit I wanted to capture more city scenes with the people who bring them to life.  (click photos to enlarge)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sunlight fighting through the mist

I took this short video a couple days ago walking the trail near Old Man's Cave near Hocking Hills State Park near Logan Ohio.  There was a fine mist in the air around us but no rain, then the sun poked through the clouds and put on an amazing show for a few fleeting minutes.  Enjoy a moment of peace and beauty.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Detroit House Music Mix Pt II

The longer you listen the more you get why Detroit House Music is a thing.  I've lived here my whole life and never knew this was going on while it was happening. Belleville High is maybe 10 miles from here. I give you this musical artwork assembled by Gregors Soundhome..

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Stained Glass Window at Sweetest Heart of Mary Cathedral in Detroit

A large stained glass window at the Sweetest Heart of Mary Cathedral in Detroit.  When you visit Detroit, you need to see this wonderful stunning place, the largest Catholic church in Detroit and the most impressive Gothic Revival style church anywhere, dedicated in 1893 to the Polish American Community in Detroit.  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Walking Straight Up Harper

Not to make fun about the crimes that the suspect committed or how he escaped, but the 911 call is bound to crack you up as much as it did me.

Remarkable 911 Call led Police to escaped prisoner who was walking STRAIGHT UP HARPER! DON'T NOBODY WALK UP HARPER!"

Now I know this area pretty well, the near East side of Detroit.  I worked at a factory along I-94 in Detroit for some 15 years. Harper Blvd. kind of sorta follows I-94 from Detroit near Mt. Elliot to Harper Woods near 15 Mile Rd.

So when I heard this 911 call I knew I'd have to go for a stroll straight up Harper so I could say I've done what don't nobody does.

I love my city! Don't be scared of Detroit.  

Walking straight up Harper on 2/19/2016.  photo by Shelly Sute 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The GOP/NRA/Michigan Teabillies want you to know lead poisoning is no big deal.

Gun nuts want you to know there are liberal "myths" about lead poisoning 

Perhaps this sort of bought-and-paid-for willful ignorance is why Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his Teabilly legislature were totally blindsided by the water crisis in Flint.
Apparently in the mind of the conservative, lead poisoning is no big deal but even if it is real we can blame it all on leaded paint and gasoline that were banned decades ago by the pesky EPA that they want to eliminate ASAP for making all those unnecessary regulations.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Listen to your voice mails people..

My last voice mail from Tina..

She killed herself later that night. I didn't know about this message until I checked my voice mails after I got the news.  She was going through a really tough time in her life.  We spent a lot of time on the phone very occasionally with me listening to her vent about how horrible she had been treated by her ex-husband a local doctor of questionable character who somehow managed to use his money and influence to make it a crime for her to even visit with her three young children in the days leading up to her committing suicide. I had known Tina since 1st grade at Christ the Good Shepherd in Lincoln Park, Michigan .   RIP for you Tina, but not yet for those of us who could have done more to help you.