The Price of Fandom

I tell people that I grew up in Detroit. 

 

Technically, this is true. I was born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan, a city listed as part of the Metropolitan Detroit area. Google “Metropolitan Detroit” and you’ll see what I mean. The conversation always becomes interesting when people ask what part of Detroit I’m from and I mention a city 30 minutes away. If this conversation takes place near someone who is from the actual city, they always smirk.

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Investing In Yourself

On the day after Christmas I entered a bravery contest.

I went to the mall.

It felt like a gladiator arena.

The place was crawling with people.

There were long lines, short tempers, and apparently deep pockets as people capitalized on the after Christmas sales.

Before all was said and done our family had spent 5 hours in the melee.

That’s right 5 hours.

A momentary respite came on a visit to the bookstore in the mall.

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