It has happened countless times during Jill Jack’s remarkable 25-year career as one of the best-known local female folk-rock melodists — usually after one of her exhilarating, funny, intimate, achingly revealing live performances. “So many artists, these young whippersnappers, will come up and say, ‘Hey, Jill Jack, I’m coming for you ... I just put my first song out,’ ” she says with a wry smile. “I’ll say, ‘That’s great!
Even given her extraordinary talent, remarkable longevity, and famous (in Detroit) celebrity, homegrown roots-rock chanteuse Jill Jack has been waiting a quarter of a century for that one really big break. This cannot possibly be what she had in mind. "Careful what you put out in the universe," Jack smiles faintly, showing us on a visit to her warmly-appointed Ferndale home why she cannot extend her hand in welcome.
Mom would be so proud. When Mark Loeb was a kid, he attended the Ann Arbor Art Fair every summer to assist his mother, Judy, an artist and teacher who relocated from Philadelphia with her family to join the faculty at Eastern Michigan University. "My brother and I would hang out at the fair, doing our best to keep out of trouble," he recalls. "Or trying to keep the people out of her hair." His mother has been gone for some time ("This is where we put in the public service announcement: Don't smoke!"
Why does TV news ALWAYS send the black man out to cover the “coldest day of the year/killer winter storm” story? Is this some sort of cruel broadcast joke? Watch and see if I’m not right! @DeMarcoReports, we feel you, brother! @CBSThisMorning
Wordgrouch Word of the Day, from @Dictionarycom: decathect (dee-kuh-thekt), v.:to withdraw one's feelings of affection from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss. Sounds more like what you do before you escape from the hospital.
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Selecting a term
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