Memorial Day 2013 - Tributes to the service men and women, and veterans, in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and throughout Downriver in The Press & Guide and The News-Herald. The sentiment is applicable to everyone, everywhere, who sacrificed to secure our freedom and liberty. That's the Point!
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing made news when he announced that he would not seek reelection to the top post in the economically challenged city, but he made even more news when he immediately added that he was exploring the possibility of running for the post of Wayne County Executive - currently held by (somewhat) embattled Robert Ficano. Does the idiom "Out of the frying pan into the fire" sound familiar? That's the Point!
Off the Drawing Board: This week, there were two major news stories to consider for my Crain's Detroit Business editorial cartoon - Mayor Bing's announcement and the 45-day report on the City of Detroit issued by Emergency Manager Kevin Orr. Here are a couple of ideas that my editors and I considered on that topic:
This week is National Police Week, when we pay tribute to - and thank - all the law enforcement officers who tirelessly keep our communities, and our families, safe. Additionally, Wednesday, May 15 was National Peace Officers Memorial Day; when we remember those heroes in our midst who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our safety. This tribute ran in The News-Herald, and saluted, in particular, Downriver law enforcement officers; however, the sentiment extends to all law enforcement officers who serve and protect each and every day - thank you, and God be with you. That's the Point!
Today is mom's day ... she's our caregiver, our first teacher, our mentor, and the glue that holds our families together day-to-day. Tell her she's appreciated ... do something special for her today, even if it's simply giving her a little peace and quiet. That's the Point!
When we were kids, you knew it was raining when you heard raindrops on the roof, or - if you were outside - when you got wet. You knew it was getting windy and stormy when the wind blew and you saw lightening and heard thunder. How did we ever survive with only Sonny Eliot's funny weather forecasts? As the TV forecasters shift from their "Winter Storm Watches" to "Spring Storm Watches" and promise to keep us safe, my advice is just carry an umbrella and enjoy the surprises spring weather has in store for us. That's the Point!