Hi Friends and Readers. As you know I have started posting blogs on a regular schedule but sometimes I enjoy a little change-up. I hope you do as well.
My new series, Detroit Thorn Birds, is historical fiction about the Detroit Mafia. My wife and friends say I am quite historical myself – – and perhaps a little fictitious, too.
Anyway, back-in-the-day I taught high school in Detroit.The picture here shows me visiting Western High School located in the inner city. I was surprised at how good the old school looks . . . I taught there in the 1960’s (see what I mean by historical?)
Even though I no longer live in Detroit I keep my eyes and ears open about happenings there as something might give me an inspiration for my storylines about the Detroit Mafia and the Thorn Birds. Last week I saw an article about Dr. Nikolai Vitti, the new Superintendent of Detroit Schools and of course being an educator, I had a thought to share. Here’s my opinion piece published in the Detroit Daily on April 26, 2017.