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Jazz, Blues & Alternative Views – Part 1

View Part 2 HERE New album reviews This is the first article in a regular column on jazz, blues, and other musical topics by music critic...

Love Is In Us All: Jazz & Blues Photographs and Stories by Tom Weschler

Photo Credit: Tom Weschler (Note: Tom Weschler’s music photography archive has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.) The title of this story...

Exploring Gourmet Cooking

Exploring Gourmet Cooking Bruce J. Wood, 2022 I’m a foodie, which makes me a gourmet enthusiast. Gourmet is not only about expensive delicacies, it’s about good...

How Audrey Hepburn Became A Fashion Icon

by Cheyenne Kennard I will always have a place for Breakfast at Tiffany’s on my “Favorite Movies of All Time” list. The first time I...

How To Host A 1950s Madmen Cocktail Party

As a child in the 1950s, I saw the cocktail party lifestyle firsthand. My dad was a banker and was expected to entertain clients...

Why You Need A Signature Drink

Lately, my partner and I have been going around town deviating from our previous ways of ordering drinks. We used to order wine with...

French Flowers

A short story by Tom Weschler© Berthe Morisot With a Bouquet of Violets, Edouard Manet, 1872, inspiration for the story. 1994 Sept. 19, 1994   Attn.: Admissions Director, Cranbrook Academy...

The Art of Being a Gentleman

“Manners maketh the man.” Kingsman: The Secret Service Many people may think they know what it means to ‘be a gentleman’. Unfortunately, it turns out...

The Best Southeast Michigan Hiking Trails

I hike in the woods every chance I get – it’s good for the old cliché 'body, mind, and soul'. I love being with...

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