Saturday Cup of Joe from Detroit

6 min readFeb 9, 2022


Week 300 in Detroit.

In college I took an elective course called “Genocide.” It was in the history department but appealed to me as the intersection of history, politics and philosophy. It was taught by the James Farmer visiting professor for civil rights, Greg Stanton. We visited the National Holocaust Museum one Saturday and after our tour, my best friend Brad Frost and I had a chance to speak with Professor Stanton.

He made an interesting comment that I’ve never forgotten.

“Books are our pyramids. We will leave behind our experience and lessons through books.”

I have been thinking a lot about Saturday Cup of Joe #300. I think I thought about it so much that I couldn’t write it. Of course, the trick is just to start writing but I wanted it to be … good. I know, I know, “why start now?”

Writing. Words. Leaving something behind is something I think a lot about. Whenever I consider ending the Saturday Cup of Joe, it is “to write a book.” I thoroughly enjoy writing, including the Saturday Cup of Joe otherwise I wouldn’t do it.

I enjoy sharing ideas that excite me, celebrate ideas and values that I believe in and work out tough trends or obstacles by writing about them.

Other types of writing are our stories. In many ways, the oral traditions passed down around a fire or within families is now the storytelling of our books, shows, and movies. There’s so many stories out there…




Thinker, curious leader, once an attorney…always trying to answer well. Working on what’s next and next and next.