Society Continues Death Spiral, As Runners Speed Naked Through Detroit Streets

Cupid Undie Run

This morning, a thousand people stripped to their underwear and ran near-naked through the streets of downtown Detroit.I don't know how I missed this event last year, but the Cupid Undie Run is apparently big stuff, not only here in Michigan but in cities across America.   This isn't Ann Arbor's "Naked Mile," in which a bunch of drunk fraternity boys run through a college town under cover of night, as overwhelmed police look the other way.  This is US--American citizens, old and young, male a … [Read more...]

Beauty Abounds: Sweetest Heart of Mary Church

Sweetest Heart of Mary 3

Last year, when St. Josaphat Church in Detroit sustained significant damage to its steeple in a windstorm, the parish brought in a company which used a drone to capture close-up views of the damage.I like to visit the places where Detroiters have gathered to pray, and I've written before about St. Josaphat here and here, and the effort to restore their steeple and reopen the church.Anyway, Sweetest Heart of Mary is one of three historic churches--along with St. Josaphat and St. … [Read more...]

“Who’s the Daddy?” Romeo Teacher Apologizes for Class Assignment


Who's the Daddy?Possible answers:  The cable guy, the mailman, the cab driver, the bartender, and the guy at the club.In a story reported on CBS Detroit, a ninth grade biology worksheet asked students to determine, using blood types and DNA possibilities, the identity of a fictional baby's father.  The worksheet was sent home with students at Romeo High School, about 30 miles north of Detroit.  The purpose of the assignment was to help students understand the complexities of ge … [Read more...]