Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

Comic books have always hyped the Hero versus Hero story.  The Hulk vs The Thing.  Thor vs Iron Man.  Wolverine vs The Hulk.  These match-ups feed on the competitive musings of adolescent boys.  “Who would win in a battle between Thanos and Darkseid?  Man-Thing and Swamp Thing?  Green Arrow and Hawkeye?”  The formula tends to …

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How you spend your money tells who’s first in your life and whom you really worship.  Too often God is nowhere to be found.  I get asked why God doesn’t answer prayer.  Know this.  He answers those that are faithful and give to his church. – Pastor Dugar, Summit Church, Phoenix, AZ The Tithe. As …

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Every month, I visit my nearest independent book store  (Book Beat in Southfield, Nicola’s Books and Literati Book Store in Ann Arbor, and both Brilliant Books and Horizon Books when I’m in Traverse City) to pick up the Indie Next List by IndieBound.  I’ve come to rely on this monthly guide, finding good reads, such …

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  This book review covers five books which I’ve recently completed reading.  At first, the common thread was unintentional.  But after discovering that I was in the middle of reading three books by authors who are Buddhist, I added two more. Just because they are Buddhist authors, that does not necessarily mean that the topics …

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I do not pretend to judge.  My visits have nothing to do with vengeance.  What I do, I do because I must!  I act in self defense. – Nexus It was The Batman that drew me into the world of comic books as a kid.  It was a comic book like Nexus that kept me …

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At the age of twenty-three, Edward J. O’Brien launched The Best American Short Stories in 1915, a collection of the best short stories published in the previous year.  Upon his death, killed in the bombing of London on February 24, 1941, Martha Foley was put in charge of the annual short story anthology, and did …

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Over the last several months, I have noticed on my Facebook feed, friends have been posting memes featuring quotes from a writer named Charles Bukowski.  I found myself in alignment some of them, such as: Well, maybe not necessarily the drinking one.  🙂 Still, it intrigued me to look into this writer.  And as fate …

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In 1987, DC Comics revamped the old Charlton Comics character, The Question.  Veteran writer Dennis O’Neil undertook the project and created one of the most interesting comic book characters I ever read. The Question was not bestowed with super powers.  He was Victor Sage – news anchor and journalist on Hub City’s KBEL Television station …

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Serial, a 1980 comedy, puts regular guy Harvey Holroyd (Martin Mull) in a community of New Age philosophy, cults, and sexual freedom in Marin County, California, that tears at the fabric of his family.  His wife, Kate, (Tuesday Weld), participates in a women’s consciousness raising group that is only too happy to point out Harvey’s …

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In November, 2013, I was browsing the shelves of Brilliant Books in Traverse City, MI.  There was a stand-alone shelf promoting the books from a single publisher – Europa Editions. According to the company website, Europa Editions was founded in 2005 and has published books by authors from twenty-six different countries, making it a leading …

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