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Category: Featured Column

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Dear Christine, Susannah in Southfield

Dear Christine, Susannah in Southfield

| September 10, 2018

Dear Christine, I can’t believe I’m writing for advice, but I think the time has come. I have been intimately involved with my lover for two years. She has been in a relationship with another woman for eight years. Needless to say, I am the other woman in her life. I am at the point […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| September 10, 2018

MY FIANCEE COMPLAINED, BUT I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS FIRED! QUESTION: My fiancée and I work for the same company. Last year she complained to management about a co-worker who had been harassing her — he touched her when she walked by his desk and talked about women in a really offensive way in […]

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Dangers of Household Cleaning Products!

Dangers of Household Cleaning Products!

| September 6, 2018

Dangers of Household Cleaning Products! Most people realize acidic household cleaning products like drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners and oven cleaners can cause burns on the skin or eyes, damage the esophagus if ingested, and irritate the lungs. They might even realize that mixing certain products together, such as ammonia and lye, or chlorine and […]

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Dear Christine, Curious in Canton

Dear Christine, Curious in Canton

| September 4, 2018

Dear Christine, I have enjoyed reading you articles but I feel a little out of place sending you a letter. It’s not the kind of thing I ever thought I would do but here goes. I have been in a good relationship for many years and I love my partner. I can’t think of anyone […]

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Ask The Leader By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Leader By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| September 4, 2018

WHEN WE DIE BUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE DOESN’T: SOCIAL MEDIA’S EVERLASTING LIFE QUESTION:  My best friend died unexpectedly last spring. It has been hard to adjust to his being gone — and even harder since I am constantly reminded of him when I’m on Facebook. His picture keeps popping up online as someone I might […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| August 26, 2018

WE CREATED A TRUST, BUT WE’RE STILL PAYING FOR PROBATE – WHY? QUESTION: My parents wanted to put all their assets in a trust for me and my siblings, so that when they passed, the property would not have to go through probate. My father had suffered a major heart attack and – understandably – […]

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Ms. Senior Michigan Kim Whitney

Ms. Senior Michigan Kim Whitney

| August 26, 2018

  Kim Whitney was crowned Ms. Senior Michigan on July 18, 2018 at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI. The pageant is billed as a search for a gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of Michigan’s senior citizens. Six finalist women from all over Michigan competed. As the […]

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Dear Christine, Drinking in Detroit

Dear Christine, Drinking in Detroit

| August 26, 2018

Dear Christine, How do I know if I’m drinking too much? My husband told me last night that he believes I’m an alcoholic. I don’t think so even though my drinking has increased over the last year. I’ve started working as a bar tender Friday and Saturday nights at a local bar so I wind […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| August 20, 2018

WHAT’S IN A NAME? ETHNIC NAMES CAN COST APPLICANTS A JOB QUESTION: I am a highly qualified, intelligent woman with a degree from a first-class public university. My friends, with similar backgrounds and resumes, have all found jobs. I can’t even get an interview. I think the reason could be my name – my family […]

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Dear Christine, Choices in Clinton Twp.

Dear Christine, Choices in Clinton Twp.

| July 30, 2018

Dear Christine, I am having trouble making a decision. I moved to Michigan 3 years ago and have since met a wonderful woman who I have been living with for the last year. I have been missing, my home, family and friends back in New York though and now I have an opportunity to move […]

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