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My recent visit to the Motor City was a lot of things for me, emotional in different ways.  I confronted difficult family situations, primarily the decline of my grandmother (who will turn 96 in September).  458 more words



Toronto, another one of the world’s mega cities. Built on a very predictable grid, but it surprised me to know it’s full of many little settlements. 2,032 more words

City Blog


After work, I caught Mass at Christ the King in Ann Arbor, then headed to Detroit to meet up with Allie in Greektown. We snuck into Old St. 205 more words

Exciting Adventures Of The Everyday


While my mom was a truly wonderful cook, it was my dad who was the serious food adventurer. He would come home from the office at the end of the day excited because he’d discovered some new ethnic restaurant—which may not sound all that remarkable now, but in the late 1950s through the 1960s, this was not the norm for most families. 740 more words


Greek Islands Restaurant, Chicago

It was a beautiful Friday Spring evening in Chicago.  The sun was just about to set and I was to meet a couple of friends who were visiting from Nashville, TN. 341 more words

On Food

The 2016 Spring Farewell takes place at the National Hellenic Museum in Greektown

By Mary Mares-AweTHE CHICAGO CHAPTER of the Fulbright Association and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues and friends to attend our… 357 more words


Ten Questions for Rafael Alvarez

When Little Patuxent co-publisher Mike Clark emailed and requested that I interview his former Baltimore Sun colleague Rafael Alvarez, I launched into research mode. I also downloaded to my Kindle a copy of his latest book, … 1,672 more words