12/04/22 – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights


Detroit Zoo Wild Lights

Last week, we went to the Detroit Zoo Wild Lights show and if you live in the Detroit area, you should consider going. Years ago, we used to go to the Toledo, Ohio Zoo; who also put on a Christmas light show. So, if you don’t live near Detroit, perhaps a zoo near you is putting on Christmas light show. If not, you may want to suggest your local zoo consider it for next year. I suspect it is a good fund raiser and if nothing else, it may get more people interested in visiting the local zoo.

For those of you who think a zoo is a terrible thing, please consider that the conditions in which the animals are maintained has much improved over the years. Plus, how else would many of us  be able to actually see many of these amazing animals.

Wild Lights, the Detroit Zoo’s annual holiday light display presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, receives glowing reviews each year by visitors who have made it a holiday tradition. Guests will enjoy masterfully designed light displays and festive vignettes featuring millions of twinkling LED lights illuminating buildings, trees, sculptures and a walk-through light tunnel!

Wild Lights runs from Nov. 19, 2022, to Jan. 8, 2023, on select weeknights and most Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m. Most Fridays and Saturdays, the event will take place from 5 to 10:30 p.m.


I guess you could call this a poetry book and I understand that many of you don’t care much for poetry. However, I think you will find this book far different from most poetry books.

There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk

By Portia Nelson

One of the poems in this book is called, “Autobiography in Five Chapters”. This fantastic poem was written by Portia Nelson.

Chapter 1

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place
but, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit.
my eyes are open
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.


Whether you are on the political left, middle or right, I think you will enjoy this political satire film.

Irresistible (2020)


A Compilation of Christine McVie Fleetwood Mac Songs


Advertising Art

I have to admit that I bought this bag of coffee for no other reason than its art work.

Advertising Art


Christine McVie

Christine Anne McVie (12 July 1943 – 30 November 2022) was an English musician and singer. She was principally known as a member of the band Fleetwood Mac, which she joined in 1970, as a singer and the band’s keyboardist



My fifth and final contest this year,

takes place at Rochester Performance Gym 

this Saturday, Dec. 10th.

2022 RPG Raise the Bar VI

It will be an unsanctioned bench, deadlift and push/pull contest. No singlets required, some people wear a costume, others come in full meet gear. In the past, Santa or the Dark Lord of the Iron have been know to show up. This event is a yearly fundraiser for the Rochester Neighborhood House.


I think you will be happier if you follow this advice 

from President Eisenhower.


As I mentioned last week, World Famous Chef Ronaldo is more than just the best chef in the world.

He is also a philosopher,

and philosophy often includes the ethical questions. 



Haven’t most of us been guilty of this?


Stay tuned



9 thoughts on “12/04/22 – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights

    • Thank you Priscilla for your good wishes regarding my upcoming contest. It is unsanctioned, so it is really just for fun and to support the gym owners and their charity. I really like that poem, “Autobiography in Five Chapters”.

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  1. Bill…Thank you for filling my day with laughter, wisdom, awareness, points of interest, and yes, sometimes even sadness through a passing or injustice.
    I enjoy your blog and seeing the world through your eyes.
    Thank you for for the gift of you!

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  2. Bill, I always enjoy your posts and am SO happy I’m here! You never cease to amaze me at how much goodness, humor, and thoughtfulness you place in your posts! The Christmas lights are beautiful ~we have a zoo nearby doing the same. I love them! Great pictures! The poetry book gave me an idea. I’ve struggled with my autobiography and my blog is pieces of my life. What a fantastic way to cover your life. In simplest terms mine would be, “let it go”. But there’s more to it. Thank you for choosing to give nods to an outstanding musician and lady! God bless her soul! I’ll have to check out that movie too. Please take care and I’m sending best wishes on your last event of the year!

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