Mike Raises Funds

Mike Raises Funds

I took this photo a few months ago at a release party for a new issue of Critical Moment, a local Detroit magazine written and run by Detroiters.

Upon arrival, I asked my dear friend Mike – pictured here selling beers to help raise funds for the entirely free publication – where all the women were.

It’s not that I do not like being at a party with lots of men, it’s just that the ratio of men to women was around 10 to 1. That did seem a little extreme, even for Detroit.

“Oh the women will get here,” Mike said confidently. “Just you wait. They’re still busy getting ready.”

I let the stereotypical comment slip. Mike is, after all, one of my most feminist male friends.

A few hours later, as women had gradually and steadily started flooding the room, I caught Mike’s eye. He knowingly nodded back. He had, of course, been quite right.

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Big Money Scott

Big Money Scott

My new friend Ben and I walked into 1515 on Broadway after having a delightful lunch in Greektown a few Fridays ago. After buying coffee, Ben and I were lucky enough to spend some time¬†with Scott and Scott’s marvelous yellow turtleneck.

Scott is temporarily based out of Corktown, although he will be flying back to LA soon. He is in the business of lending money to very wealthy people and helping them carry out large ventures.

“The big ham” is how he put it.

When he found out I was a reporter his face froze.

“You haven’t been recording me, have you?”