Detroit Archives

December 17, 2007

Detroit Rock City


Well, I finally made it out of Hartford this morning. The NWA plane was packed for my 6:05 flight: no room in the overhead compartments and lots of carry-on had to be checked. There was a bit of delay for de-icing at Bradley and then when we arrived in Detroit, a jetway wheel was frozen so it took about an extra thirty minutes to deplane, as we had to move to another gate. No worries here, as I have a layover of a couple of hours before heading off to Nashville.

The Northwest terminal here at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is attractive, spacious, and efficient. There is a tram the runs the length of the terminal on the upper level for rapid transfer between gates.

Song Of The Day #351

Dan Fogelberg passed away yesterday morning from prostate cancer. "Leader Of The Band" is a touching song he wrote about his father.

Dan Fogelberg - The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg - Leader of the Band

Joltin' Joe


The big news this morning is that quasi-Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman has endorsed his friend, Republican Senator John McCain, for president. Maybe this will give a much-needed boost to the Arizonan's floundering prospects in Iowa and New Hampshire? Though I regard Lieberman as a lost cause politically at this point, I am always intrigued by cross-party alliances like this one. The breakfast Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg had a few weeks back gave rise to speculation of the very interesting possibility of a Obama/Bloomberg ticket.

December 18, 2007

Not Canceling The Noise


This is the first trip via air I have taken without my Bose noise-canceling headphones since I picked them up on my way to Bermuda a couple of years ago. In my rush to get out the door Sunday morning, they did not end up in my bag. I used EarThumps--which I usually use in conjunction with my iPod--to watch my portable DVD player instead on yesterday's flights, and didn't really notice the absence of the QC2s. Today, however, on the segment from Nashville back to Detroit, I was more aware of the rumble of the jet, perhaps because I was seated further back in the plane. I'll be sure to pack the Bose headphones for my flight to Las Vegas on the 26th.

Season One Done, Season Two Begun


I finished the first season of Friday Night Lights on DVD last night (I know, A.K., it took me long enough!). I've got the first half-dozen episodes with me on my MacBook (transferred from my DVR) and have begun catching up with the folks of Dillon, Texas nearly one year later.

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