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People, Places, & Ideas That Inspire

I travel every day. I don’t mean I travel to far away places with white beaches (I wish). I’m not referring to the mundane task of driving to work or running errands either. I travel via the web.

Lately, these travels across the Internet have landed me in some pretty cool places. I’ve encountered people, places, and ideas that inspire me.


Did you ever have an idea or dream that most people would dismiss as impossible? Well, Justin “Bugsy” Sailor has a big idea and he’s going for it. It’s simple really; he just wants to have a beer with Richard Branson by the end of the year. Impossible, you say? I don’t think so. In fact, I’d put good money on Bugsy making this happen. If anyone can do it, Bugsy can. So let’s hear it for the Michigan boy and check out Beer with Branson.


The Burton Theatre is a new independent cinema in the Chinatown/Cass Corridor area of Detroit. I’ve been dying to check it out but haven’t had a chance yet. I did, however, find someone who has. Tom Lucier shares his visit to The Burton on his blog Here be Dragons. The thing I find really cool is that Tom is from Windsor and he and his friends crossed the border just to experience this new cinema. I’ll be writing more about Windsor soon.

Sticking with the movie theme, I have a confession. I’ve never been to the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA. Dominique King at Midwest Guest has and gives a great rundown of the coming attractions at the DFT. Movies are a great way to find inspiration in your daily life.


If you’ve been reading Detroit Moxie and following along, it’s no surprise that my husband and I love Belle Isle. Of course, I have a certain something-something for a particular tree but it goes beyond that. Charlie LeDuff from The Detroit News wrote this awesome piece about our island park. It explores the political beasts that have been behind its demise and what could be its hope for the future.

I stumbled upon the Detroit Declaration about a week ago and I love their ideals. From the website:

We know you’re out there. We know you love Detroit and want to see it not just survive, but thrive. This is our rallying cry. Welcome to a political movement for a brighter Detroit future.

Watch the video.

You can sign the Detroit Declaration here. My name is on it, is yours?

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Reader Comments (5)

I finally witnessed this particular tree on Belle Isle. Very cool!

Also I see the aquarium is open this Saturday:

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric Near Detroit

Thanks for mentioning my DFT preview...sounds like they have some great flicks this season :)

As always, some useful and thought-provoking stuff at Detroit Moxie!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

I'm just smitten with the Ice Tree, isn't it cool! Yep, the Aquarium is going to be open this Saturday. I'm going to have it in my Weekend Roundup this week. I'm just bummed I won't be able to make it.

You're most welcome and thank you. I was intrigued by quite a few of movies on your DFT preview, including "No Impact Man" and "Mine."

February 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Another excellent post. The kind of post I love and why I continue reading this blog. Bravo!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Peckens

Thank you for your continued support. I love comments like that. :)

February 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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