Sunday, March 15, 2009

Detroit Rock City

I am back from a three day whirlwind trip to Detroit that included one red eye flight and one very early return flight.As a result, I am beyond exhausted. I was there for the bat mitzvah of one of my closest college friends. It's astonishing to me that my friend's kids are entering their teenage years. It was a great time, as is always the case when we are reunited. But I have to say: aside from it being a great time, it's hard to enjoy oneself too much in Detroit these days, given what is going on with the economy. What's happening there is nothing short of astonishing. It is literally ground zero of the economic meltdown. I went for a run yesterday in Bloomfield Hills, which is one (or I should say, WAS one) of the most affluent zip codes in the country. Without exaggeration, virtually every other home is for sale and the ones that aren't for sale are foreclosed. It is worse than you can imagine. Poor Detroit. But; that's the price to pay for being a one trick pony and having no other industry beyond automotive.

So, that;s that. But while I am on the subject of Michigan, I am proud to see my Wolverines back n the big dance for the first time in a decade. We are a 10 seed and probably won't make it very far but it's nice to see our basketball program on the rebound. Go Blue!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what did in bloomfield hills? the auto industry or bernie madoff?gs