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Source: @camera_jesus on Instagram

Week 245 in Detroit.

One of the themes of Saturday Cup of Joe is to try to think differently & challenge assumptions…challenge expectations. I spent some time at an Innovation Summit this week and I wanted to present a couple ways to think differently about our world, our community and our work.

This week’s video:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are commemorated in a federal holiday on Monday. Dr. King forced people to think differently about other people. …


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Source: @rawdetroit on Instagram

As always, thank you for reading and watching. January 9, 2021.

Video has been going well and I want to continue but I’ll try to keep it to 15 mins (we’ll see!)

Today’s comments include my renewal and passion for “Answer well” and what answering well means to me, especially this week.

Here is the link to this week’s Saturday Cup of Joe video:

What am I doing to Answer Well?

You might be thinking — who is Jeremy Potter in Detroit MI to weigh in on this? Fair point. I lack courage at various times throughout my life — in big and small ways — and I try always to answer well. …


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Source: @puremichigan on Instagram

Happy New Year! Here’s to a happy, healthy and productive 2021!

Yesterday our family had pork and sauerkraut. Our good luck for the year secured. The meal got us talking about New Year’s Resolutions and traditions. Here’s a link to 27 Various New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day traditions from around the world.

Some you’ve probably heard about — eating 12 grapes at midnight.

Here’s a few I’m just learning about — having the darkest haired person toss water out the front door.

Hope you had your black-eye peas/collard greens or pork & sauerkraut yesterday too.


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Merry Christmas, Detroit! Source: @3andathirdon Instagram

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


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Source: Pure Detroit on Instagram.

Week 240 in Detroit. The most you can hope for in a given week is bringing all your skills and experience to bear…and proceeding. This week we were conducting interviews for our Summer interns. An amazing group of young people from across the country. I thoroughly enjoyed each meeting. In one interview I was asked “what do you love about your job?” A good question. I remember being on the other side of the interview. Answering what I was looking for in a job or a career, I settled on a go-to response, “I want to have to bring all my skills and experience to bear every day.” …


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Broadway, Downtown Detroit, USA

Week 239 in Detroit. This week was back-to-back work and flew by to the point that I’m still not sure I’ll make it through today without a nap. I know it’s cliché to mention how busy one is but it did define my week this week. I am trying hard not to be defined by busyness but I’m just so damn curious all the time. I want to know more, learn more, hear more and (too often) eat & drink more. …


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Week 238 in Detroit. Happy Thanksgiving! How’s your weekend? Like many people this year we did not try to travel or visit family. We decided to stay home and, in the process, support our local butcher shop. Marrow Detroit is a restaurant, butcher shop and bar in our neighborhood. We had a wonderful meal kit from Marrow and homemade Apple Pie. The day and the meal were so stress free (at least for me) and relatively stress free (I think) for my wife that it was a great memory. Relaxing and fun way to do Thanksgiving.

One interesting thing we did on Wednesday night before Thanksgiving was host a live, online trivia game for the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG). DBG is an after-school program for the students of Detroit age 8–18. I’ve written recently about DBG’s efforts to win an Inc.com contest for a new van. Thank you for anyone that voted. It was an exciting win, for sure. …


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Pool open too late in Detroit. Whoops.

Saturday Cup of Joe that was largely finished up on Saturday with my cup of joe. Hopefully it will be arriving in time for your afternoon happy hour or Sunday morning cup of coffee. We have a new coffee & donut shop in Detroit. Yellow Light. Opened during the pandemic as drive through only and the owners also own several other spots in the city and happen to live in our neighborhood. So, we go there once a week…ok… twice a week…you get the idea. …


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Japanese Maple in Detroit.

And so it goes. Another week. Turns out it is mid-November.

Who knew?

Same week as another week but with more leaves on the ground.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Thinker, curious leader, once an attorney…always trying to answer well.

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