Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

I was out of sorts.  My novel completed, out seeking a partner to bring it to readers.  Tightening and polishing rejected short stories.  Planning my next novel, its first draft to be typewritten during November’s National Novel Writing Month.  Falling behind in my reading.  Seeing my work through a new writers groups’ eyes.  It felt …

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December 31, 2015.  What are my goals for the New Year?  None! For a period in my life I swam in the waters of “positive thinking”; of goal-setting with the focus on living in prosperity.  I read the books and listened to the cassettes, and attended a church that was infused with what Oliver Burkeman …

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This Vinyl Memory is not about a record from my past.  My distant past, anyway.  The first time I listened to it was less than a week ago. I was in my basement, where the turntable sits and spins when I am either free-writing by hand or doing some other arranging, organizing, or sorting through …

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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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I read a recent article by Melvin McLeod, editor-in-chief of Shambhala Sun, on the growing numbers of Americans who do not identify themselves as a member of any religion.  He writes that the “spiritually but not religious” group of Americans are ” the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S.  Generally, they’re educated, liberal, and open-minded, with a deep …

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The Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, I was involved in the first car accident since the State of Michigan granted me a driver’s license decades ago.  Fortunately, no one was injured, other than our vehicles. My car was towed to the insurance-covered body shop for assessment.  At first, I thought it was totaled.  I could …

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