Monday, October 10, 2011

Comin Back Like An Old School Ride

Heyyyyy,
That's how I usually start a letter. When I haven't talked to somebody in a long time it's also followed by exclamation points and possibly a smiley face. Seeing as how it's been over a month since I've posted on here.......HEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! :D
Okay, lame humor, I know. But seriously, this college thing is insane. I'm joining an honor society to boost my rep for area colleges and trying desperately to keep my grades at the outstanding level I like them to be at. I think I just might lose it without a break sometime soon. Oh well, life goes on for the strong.
I did find this article while browsing for news to share in my business class, I found it intriguing and inspiring.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-09/detroit-comeback-lions/50713354/1
 I have long believed in Detroit's almost hallowed status in our nation's economic and industrial history and would love to someday help with projects to restore it's formal might and standing. This article emphasizes the resiliency of the city and it's people, an attribute I have long admired. In the article, a business owner ,David Sampson ,based in downtown Detroit is enjoying the signs of a city on the beginning of a rebuild.
"Sampson uses the city's revamped image, exemplified by the Chrysler ad, to show his clients that they, too, can succeed.
The ad, he says, told the world: 'This is who we are. This is what Detroit is, so stop degrading us. We are on a comeback."
Some of the comments on the bottom of the page point out that it will take a lot more than some sports teams winning some games to turn around a deteriorated economy such as Detroit's, they also claim that the auto industry is still not even close to what it once was and is still in danger of further collapse, mostly because of it's reliance on foreign production for the vehicles supposedly produced by our American companies. Both of these are valid points and I'm inclined to agree with the pessimistic attitude with which the comments are inundated. However, I think with renewed persistence and a lot more hard work by an increasing number of people, entrepreneurs, and companies this once great symbol of American industrial might could once again rise above the landscape as a beacon pointing to the success of the American work ethic and ingenuity.
Well now that my tirade is out of my system, I suppose I should get to the homework I originally got on this computer to finish. I will try to post more frequently I promise!
Until next time, stay fresh like the new Chrysler 300.

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