Rock City!

Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
Trip End Dec 01, 2009

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Michal Newman's Place

Flag of United States  , Michigan
Monday, June 22, 2009

With everything that's been happening in the economy and our nation as a whole, I had the opportunity to check out Detroit and visit with some of my best friends, the Newmans, in what I've been told, is a city on the unfortunate way down.  My old roommate and closest confidant, Ari, was in the city visiting his family and I met up with him and his sister.  We went down to the river front and saw a Beatles cover band called The Return.  They were awesome.  Perfect early Beatles, right down to the instruments and banter.  As nice as it is to see Ari and Michal, the trip to Detroit has been emotional.  Their father is sick and probably won't make it to the next year.  We're very close and it's hard to see a family like theirs go through this kind of thing.  In a way, it's prophetic that they live in Detroit, a dying city, and I can only be glad that I got a chance to meet and visit with their father.  I've decided to stay an extra day before heading out to NY.  I have many things to catch up on, this blog entry being one of them, and I feel my support and love I can share with my friends is needed a little more.  

I have no desire to get preachy or emotionally mushy, but....

I want everyone who reads this entry to think about their parents and what they have done for you and who they are.  We might not get along with them all the time, or appreciate the time they have and will spend on us, but they are the most important people in our lives and they deserve all the happiness they wished for us when we were born.  They are not perfect people, and they have and will make many mistakes, but so will you.  Our education and life starts and is ultimately shaped by our family and it's this part of our lives that we should cherish till our own time has come.  

By the way, Happy Fathers day ...  Dad.

I leave for NY tomorrow.  Thank you Michal and Ari.  I love you both.

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