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What is “fracking” and what does it mean to Michigan

Gracie Love | Stones Detroit June 9, 2013 I have heard of Fracking, but I had no idea until of late what it means to our natural environment. Michigan, The Great Lakes State should be informed and fearful of what fracking will do to our natural water ways and the wild life that lives there, like us. Here is the ... Read More »


Gracie Love | Stones Detroit      June 12, 2013 I don’t know about you but I hate getting my monthly visit from Aunt Flo. I have had good months and some really bad months. Having a period living in a Western Culture is easy, and all in all most accommodating. We have access to every type of sanitary napkins under the ... Read More »

Michiganders Warned of Dangerous Hogweed

Gracie Love | Stones Detroit         May 19, 2013 What a frightening thought this gave me as that lady on the interview says her ‘…small grandchildren are in the yard on a regular basis…” For me, being a new, excited granny to two little babies; Iris is 2.5 and curious about EVERYTHING and Declan just starting to get around makes me ... Read More »

Are we just occupying space?

Gracie Love | Stones Detroit As my daughters 25th birthday approaches I cannot help but reflect on my own 25th birthday. Just as she is, I was, we both have {Shes having her second daughter in late July 2013} two daughters. Although she’s still in the earliest stages of mommyhood we have so much in common. Apy and I are so ... Read More »

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

Gracie Love| Stones Detroit Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”  As Spring approaches and Summer is soon on the horizon, some of us are shaking off the cold winter blues. For me, winter is usually a tough time. I hale from quite a bit warmer clement, and ... Read More »

Pruning Tomatoes for the best flavors

Here are six good reasons to prune tomatoes: To grow more flavorful tomatoes. To grow larger tomatoes. To grow more tomatoes over the length of a season. To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease. To keep plants smaller and more compact. To allow tomatoes on the plant at the ... Read More »

Is Occupy Love Utopian Thinking?

Velcrow opened up to this writer with honesty and openness. I, frankly had never heard of Occupy Love let alone Velcow Ripper, after all I would have certainly remembered a name like Velcrow Ripper! One day a week or so ago I came across a posting that read something like, You are invited to a private showing of Occupy Love. I knew ... Read More »

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Gracie Love |Stones Detroit The Five S’s of Vegetable Gardening Success You can break down the essential elements of a successful vegetable garden into five words, all starting with the letter S. Here’s a foolproof formula: •Selection: Grow what you like to eat! While the easiest vegetables to grow are bush beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and squash, grow vegetables that you ... Read More »

Does hostile views mask a vibrant and increasingly racially integrated city?

Gracie Love| No city played a larger role in shaping the Twentieth Century than Detroit. The most popular mode of local transportation was perfected in the Motor City, revolutionizing where people lived, how they got to work, when they shopped and how they took vacations. Vehicles designed and built in Detroit drastically improved living standards and fundamentally altered how we ... Read More »

Can America ignore the crisis in character and values

GracieLove/ Young Detroiters! I must know what is on your mind! In this article, a professor makes a rather interesting statement. In the excerpt below he states that, ” The majority of them (his students) are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of “. “Throughout this election I discussed with students ... Read More »

Is Sen. Colbeck, R-Canton onto something good for Detroit

Gracie Love | Canton Senator Colbeck says Michigan can raise an extra $1.2 billion a year to fix the state’s roads and bridges without hiking fuel taxes, sales taxes or vehicle registration fees. Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, said Monday that he is working on bills to raise the money through allocating increased revenue generated by economic growth; reducing interest ... Read More »

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