Ridin’ Detroit

Ridin’ Detroit

When traveling, one of may favorite things to do is to bike an area. I've seen several places on two self-propelled wheels. Vancouver's Stanley Park & Granville Island, Ontario's Pelee Island, Michigan's Mackinac Island, St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and now, closer to home, Detroit's Dequindre Cut. I highly recommend all the tours because each is completely different. We started off with a walk along the Riverfront and a quick walking tour of the Renaissance Center. The Detroit Continue reading

#140conf

#140conf

#140conf, originally uploaded by cletch. Keeping myself busy before going on stage to talk about being an entrepreneur. With left to right @DanWalker1966 @hajjflemings @Eric_Urbane @DaveMurr @TJlist Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

My First Video Blog Post!

My First Video Blog Post!

Spurred on by David Burch's 10 Reasons You Should Post Your Video Today while at WordCamp Detroit, I've created my first video blog post. I talk about being thankful (Canadian Thanksgiving), TEDxDetroit, WordCamp Detroit, 140 Character Conference Detroit, and the 10/10/10 campaign to stop child trafficking. David Burch's 10 Reasons You Should Post Your Video Today You obviously have a reason to do video if you bought all that equipment. 80% of success is just showing up. Success Continue reading

Window to the World

Window to the World

Media has always been the window to the world for those of us who don't get to see it ourselves. Personally, I've always believed that it's best to "see for yourself," especially when it comes to opinions of others. I listen, file the information, and wait to make my final interpretations when I see the subject with my own eyes. This applies to many areas in my life, including relationships and locations. Over and over again I've learned that my opinions differ from others and that Continue reading

Better Than Reality TV: I LOVE These Guys! Chevy SXSW

Better Than Reality TV: I LOVE These Guys! Chevy SXSW

I am so not a reality tv buff, but I think the Chevy Challenge should be a made-for-tv reality show. The concept is brilliant. Yay Chevy! Take four community and social media active people from 9 locations across the USA. Give them a Chevy to drive from their home city to the South by Southwest Conference & Festival. Enroute they are required to complete 50 challenges, with the winner getting an epic Chevy sponsored tweetup in their hometown. (You can suggest a challenge here! I Continue reading

Welcome to the USA

Welcome to the USA

I wasn't sure what to expect when I was told to be at the courthouse on W Lafayette street in downtown Detroit. I was actually a little surprised the naturalization ceremony was in a courthouse. I've always associated "court" with settlements, decisions and fighting. In retrospect I should have realized that accepting citizenship to a country that I was not born into, would be a serious and legal procedure and therefore required to be in a court of law. I grabbed my camera but decided Continue reading

North American International Auto Show in Detroit 01-18-09

North American International Auto Show in Detroit 01-18-09

Show me the Cup Holders! I am one of the women who takes cup holders into account when purchasing a car. I don't care very much about how many seconds the car takes to go from 0-60, I don't really care if it's got a HEMI in it. I expect whatever vehicle I consider to get my family from A to B and not cost a fortune in gas and maintenance. My priority is choosing a vehicle that has a comfortable interior space focused on sensible usability. Now that I live in Detroit, Michigan, I decided I Continue reading

Not My Typical Weekend

Not My Typical Weekend

Typically on the weekend I wake up, work until noon, go for a run, bike ride, kayak or boat ride, make dinner, eat and play a little World of Warcraft. (Horde Rocks!) This weekend was different. Instead of fighting murlocks I was fighting blight. Recently I joined a networking group called Motor City Connect to learn more about the area. As a result I've met some exceptional people and found a few interesting events to attend! Through Motor City Connect, I learned of an opportunity Continue reading

Detroit on Foot: 10th Annual DAC – ULI Downtown Walking Tour

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing a new Detroit, a Detroit I didn’t know existed. I’ve lived in Michigan nearly three years and have only traveled downtown a handful of times. Each visit was enjoyable and made me appreciate the Motor City a tiny bit more than I had before the visit. Last night changed all that. I fell in love and learned to truly appreciate the city for its rich architectural history, its future potential and its optimistic presence. The walking tour theme was Continue reading