Monthly Archives: April 2016

Detroit on My Mind: Lost Communities

My father, Bill Sapiro, grew up in Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s. His parents moved there from New York in very different ways. My grandfather, Abram, was born on the Lower East Side of New York in the 1880s, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. Unusually, he made his way to Ann Arbor to […]

Passion and Reason

Some juxtapositions are just too good to pass by without comment. This morning’s Washington Post has an article by Stephanie McCrummen entitled, “At rallies, Hillary Clinton’s supporters are looking for logic, not passion.”  It picks up on an important theme in this year’s campaign which might at first seem like a matter of style, but is […]