What time is it? It’s #MakerFaireDetroit time!

Maker Faire Detroit

On July 27-28 (this weekend!), more than 400 tinkers, hackers and inventors will make their way to The Henry Ford for the fourth annual Maker Faire Detroit. Maker Faire Detroit is a two-day festival that feature a lot of great stuff for the whole family, including baseball pitching robots, flame shooters, animatronics,  mega-sized board games, remote controlled hot air balloons and handmade crafts.

From the Maker Faire website:

“Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.”

I’m so excited, because this year the hubs, the kid and I are going. I’ve wanted to go for a while, but haven’t had the opportunity until now.

Ticket prices for Maker Faire Detroit are $28 for adults (13-61), $19.00 for youth (5-12) and $26 for seniors (62+). Children 4 and under are free.  Shuttle service to Maker Faire is sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is available at the Fairlane campus located 19000 Hubbard Dr in Dearborn. For more information, visit the Maker Faire Detroit website and like it on Facebook.

Writer’s Workshop: I Am

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post is a part of Mama Kat’s writing workshop. It’s actually a cool one. I just went here,  filled in the blanks and created my own ‘I Am’ poem. Check it out!


I Am

I am smart and funny.
I wonder why some people don’t want the LGBT community to have the same rights as the rest of us.
I hear the sound of children laughing and am instantly happy.
I see a peaceful world.
I want to be independently wealthy.
I am smart and funny.

I pretend to be fearless.
I feel happy with the direction my life is going.
I touch everything.
I worry about not being a good wife and mom.
I cry when I hear about children dying.
I am smart and funny.

I understand that failure is an important life experience.
I say everyone deserves the chance to love and be loved.
I dream a world people are a lot more empathetic.
I try to be a good person.
I hope to live a long and full life.
I am smart and funny.

So, what do you think about who I am? And, more importantly… who are you?