Write of Refusal ► Unpacking The Writer

First things first: An apology to my regular readers. I’ve not published nearly enough lately. Sorry. Yes, I’m still crafting my regular Friday Fox Follies for PoliticusUSA, a column of Fox “News” criticism I’ve been doing since October 2014. However, that’s the only freelancing I’m doing for other publications at the moment. The rest ofRead More



Coin of the Realm ► Unpacking the Writer

It’s been a whirlwind few months at Not Now Silly, and not all of it was spent writing. As longtime readers know: Pops died late last year. Since then the Newsroom has expanded from a single small room into several spacious rooms. Consolidating items, rearranging furniture, and jettisoning what doesn’t work, it’s now pretty closeRead More



Tiger Stadium ► Throwback Thursday

It was on this day 115 years ago the first pitch was thrown out at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. The Tigers moved to Comerica Park, and played their last game at Tiger Stadium in September 1999. Ten years later, despite being designated a historic site by the state of Michigan, and listed on the National RegisterRead More



How Will the Playhouse Redevelopment Hurt West Grove?

West Grove, the historic Black enclave nestled within Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, is currently threatened on all sides by White gentrification. The latest challenge is the massive Coconut Grove Playhouse condo/restaurant/parking lot/theater redevelopment project threatening West Grove. The Playhouse is at the extreme east end of Charles Avenue. It was designated a Historic Roadway becauseRead More