Monday, August 19, 2019

15 best books about productivity


Summer is, unfortunately, coming to an end soon. With that, it's time for a summer reading list of mystery and romance novels to turn to more serious subject.

The folks at Alux.com published their picks for the 15 best books about productivity. I'm proud to share this with my readers as the Tip of the Week for August 19.

You will find a video from Alux about the 15 best books for productivity embeded above.

These tips are brought to you by the Warrendale (Detroit) Blog as part of our semi-regular Tip of the Week feature. Please check back every Monday for more advice on your home, money, and life.

Also, be sure to follow the author, Frank Nemecek, on Twitter and Instagram as @fnemecek for more great information.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Poll: Return of the monthly meet-ups?


I launched a poll on the Facebook page for this group; inquiring about interest in a monthly meet-up. I used to do these events at Gracie See pizzeria until they closed. I keep thinking about bringing them back but would like to know if there's any interest in such a thing.

For those of you who do not have Facebook or - gasp! - are on Facebook but haven't liked the page for this blog, I have embedded this poll above. I would appreciate your response.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Warrendale video series returns



For better or worse, I am bringing my video series about the Warrendale neighborhood back.

After a chance encounter with some Warrendale residents this afternoon, I have decided to challenge myself to create a video about the neighborhood every day for the next 100 days. This is my first one. I wanted to get this out there to the public before I had a chance to change my mind.

I will have another video about the Warrendale neighborhood tomorrow. If there's anything that you would like to see me showcase in a video, please feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Detroit to host pathway to home ownership workshop


The City of Detroit will host a workshop next week to help people buy their first home. This will happen on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 in the evening at the St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center (19321 West Chicago).

This event, called Pathways to Homeownership, is co-sponsored by Huntington Bank.

There is no cost to attend this workshop and everyone looking to buy a home in the near future is welcome to attend. Regardless, guests are asked to RSVP by emailing FowlkesE [at] detroitmi [dot] gov.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

L. Brooks Patterson dies at age 80

L. Brooks Patterson with Amalia Raczkowski - Creative Commons photo by ALS of Michigan/Flickr
The longtime County Executive for Oakland County, L. Brooks Patterson passed away earlier today according to published news reports. He was 80 years of age at the time of his passing and had been battling pancreatic cancer for several months.

I have long opposed many of the political stances that L. Brooks Patterson took during his many years in office. Regardless, I am saddened to learn of his passing. My prayers go out to his family that they may be comforted during this troubling time.

There can be no denying that L. Brooks Patterson left his mark on Michigan. His presence will continue to be felt across the Great Lakes State for generations to come.

According to an article published in The Detroit News, L. Brooks Patterson passed away peacefully at 5:30 this morning. He died at his home in Independence Township, surrounded by friends and family.

Rest in eternal peace, L. Brooks Patterson.