Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Let's Talk a Little Bit About My Son, The Writer...

First off, I could say just about anything I want about him on here because he rarely reads TBL, if you can believe that!  He was the one that got me up and running with this blog and also gave me the idea for the name!  But he's a busy guy, and most of what I post on here he hears eventually. 

Anyway, I'm not miffed that he isn't riveted to every word that comes out of my mouth in recent years.  I did all the groundwork years ago when he was younger and he is his own person now.

Taken this weekend in The Writer and Sammy's backyard.  
The Writer at rest.

And what a great person he is.  I tend to talk a lot about, of course, The Bostons, the felines, The Maven, even Mr. T because they are a little more intricately woven into my everyday life.
 This guy, The Writer, is a married, self-sufficient young professional who is very busy with a very promising career with this company:

I've occasionally posted videos he has produced/written/narrated for Reason.tv.  I try not to be braggy-braggy, but this week he has had an excellent documentary series come out on Reason.tv that illustrates well the issues he is interested in, in my opinion.  He really wants to make our country, our world, function to it's greatest potential.

The focus of his latest series is the city of Detroit, which has experienced crippling financial, civic and community problems.  This could happen just about anywhere.  What would we do, as citizens, if it were to happen in our city?

The Writer did an interesting radio interview this morning that touches on the major points of the problems in Detroit and some of the surprising reactions of it's citizens.

Click here to hear the interview!

Directions to watching the series of interviews are at the end of the interview, but you can also click here:

The Mower Gang: #Anarchy in Detroit, Part 1

Thanks for letting me brag a bit.
Zach, if you are reading this, you know how proud we are of you.
Keep up your good work.

(And leave me a comment for heaven's sake - give me a thrill!)


Razmataz said...

Well I hope Zach reads this post because he will get lots of compliments I am sure. What a good looking man he is and so talented. I find Detroit most fascinating. My mother in law was born there and her whole family then lived in Windsor, intricately connected with all things Detroit. Her brother was a guard on the bridge. I will definitely watch his film with interest.

Anonymous said...

I know you are proud of Zach. I am on my way to John's office to share this post with him. He grew up in Detroit in the 60's - his dad was a policeman. John's childhood friend still lives there and they talk almost nightly. They are going to enjoy Zach's work very much.

Nalley said...

Hi, I'm Mildred's husband John, I grew up in Detroit, lived there from 1953 - 1973. zip code 48205 known as the worst zip code anywhere. if you use facebook lookup Eastside Detroit, or I grew up in Detroit in the 60's. the mower gang does a lot of posting on these. if your son ever has any questions I'd be more than happy to answer or help in any way. remember it's Det - riot.

Chatty Crone said...

You know you have every right to brag about your son - he is part of who you are! And the culmination of a lot of years.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

He does excellent work.
Right after I met you...a couple of years ago. I stumbled across one of his videos on Youtube...by accident. I was thinking...that's weird his name is the same as yours... then, I accidentally got the mass mail out, for the save the date thing for his and Sammy's wedding and saw pictures here...and put 4 and 4 together...and couldn't count that high! But, I sort of figured all along it was him.
Now, he is making more... so I'm going to watch!
Big Fan of TBL and family!!!

eggzachary said...

Thanks, mom! Quite a flattering post. And don't worry, I do lurk around here from time to time...

Thanks to everyone for the kind words about my work. And Nalley, stay tuned to Reason TV, because we'll be releasing a really interesting interview with a professor at University of Detroit Mercy next week. His name is Harry Veryser, and he grew up in Detroit and lived there at the same time you did. He has lots of interesting tales from the era to tell, as I'm sure you do as well!

Mr. Tennis said...

Great job on the Detroit series. It is interesting yet sad that this great American city has fallen on such hard times. It's good to know that there are still people that haven't given up and are fighting the good fight.

Edilma Weissmueller said...

Great idea to do a series about Detroit. The resilience of those who are making things better is a true example of what the real America is all about.
Double proud grandma style.
Thanks to the TBL

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Very, very interesting series! You must be very proud of the reporting he does!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have a highly accomplished Son, and have every right to want to share that with all of us.

Great job of raising him.


the cape on the corner said...

that's awesome, good for him. and brag on, my friend, brag on!

Alice Kien-Zella said...

Hi Ann,
Thank you for posting the link, my hubby Jeb was born in Detroit and lived in St Clair Shores until 1989. We watched all 4 parts of the Detroit series, they were nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us.

Brag on Ann....you earned the right to brag!


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Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wonderful, I love what he has done and it was fun listening to him on the radio. You must be so proud!!!