The Speedrome occupied space at the old West Michigan Fairgrounds on the west side on North Park Street as early as 1903. It was located near the current intersection of North Park and West River, just northwest of Riverside Park and just south of Fifth/Third Ballpark.
Today is National Coming Out day as it is every October 11th. Last year I wrote a blog about when I came out, but this year I wanted to share a message with those who are still struggling to tell the world who they are.
Our nation's anthem has long been a point of contention in our nation. It was 49 years ago this week when folk singer Jose Feliciano caused a stir with his version before the Tigers-Cardinals World Series game at the old Tiger Stadium.
Oprah told a story about a couple weeks back when Ellen texted to wave at her by the fence (which sounds like it’s a long way from both of their homes) but Oprah couldn’t wave because she was in Grand Rapids!