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“Even when you’re grown up, 
you should never stop having fun.” 
~Nina Dobrev

At the North American International Auto Show 2018


Getting fancy is a rare opportunity. On Friday night, our family attended the black-tie Charity Preview for the North American International Auto Show. Our car-loving son and his wife thought it would be fun for all of us to get dressed up for an evening at one of the Motor City’s biggest events. (In this photo, from left: Doug, me, Nate, Andrea, and Andrea’s mom, Matilda.) We all had a wonderful time, starting with champagne and appetizers at Matilda’s house, then admiring scores of new cars and trucks at Cobo Center. 

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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