Summer In The City

May 26, 2015

Summer 2015 begins today until Labor Day in September!image



May 25, 2015

Remembering my Uncle Chuck this Memorial Day. My namesake Charles Ayres was my Mom’s oldest brother who was her faithful protector from her birth in 1925 until he left Toledo to join the U.S. Army in South America in the late 1930s. Later went to Europe looking for their other brother Robert Ayres and was captured by Nazis and tortured to death without revealing the troop info the Nazis wanted.

Keith Olbermann: A Letterman Appreciation

May 23, 2015

KO on Dave


My perspective on David Letterman is a little different, I think, than most of his other frequent-but-really-not-that-big-a-deal guests. For one thing, while I can still be freshly awestruck by his intelligence and his creative genius, I like his humanity even more. The thing I like most about Dave is Dave.

Plus, I had been a fan for 25 years before I was ever on the show, and I had managed to meet him at NBC even though neither of us worked there. I was just leaving 30 Rock to get back to ESPN when I heard this very familiar voice shout my name and then, “What the hell are you doing here?” I explained, with a mixture of surprise and pride, that Bryant Gumbel had brought me down from Connecticut to be the sports guy on a panel for the Today show year in review for 1994. Without missing…

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May 23, 2015

Teddy and Ned

May 23, 2015

Jon Stewart On Quitting ‘The Daily Show’: “I Live In A Constant State Of Depression”

April 20, 2015



Now that we’ve had enough time to collectively process the prospect of a Jon Stewart-free The Daily Show, the comedian sat down with The Guardian writer Hadley Freeman for an article published yesterday, to talk at length about his decision to quit the show he’s helmed since 1999. It’s weird to contemplate – he took a show known for celebrity jokes and snarky interviews and turned it into the premier political satire of its era, guaranteeing himself perpetual employment if he wants it. But his list of grievances will not come as a shock. Decreased professional fulfillment, fatigue from covering elections with seemingly identical narratives, and plain old  depression, it’s clear he’s plain exhausted. Even so, his comments on the job that made him a household name are funny.

On feeling less satisfied with the job – “Honestly, it was a combination of the limitations of my brain and a format…

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January 9, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2012

November 23, 2011

Happy 2011 Thanksgiving!!!Image

The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History (Great Lakes Books Series) (Great Lakes Books Series) (via It’s hHot!)

March 1, 2011

The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History (Great Lakes Books Series) (Great Lakes Books Series) The Detroit Tigers covers the history of major league baseball in Detroit from its beginnings in 1881 through the 2007 season. With over 500 carefully selected photographs, most of which have not been published before, William M. Anderson presents the highlights and lowlights of each season and gives a context for appreciating the Detroit careers of the players whose images grace the pages of the book. The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration … Read More

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