Where I live
HOW IT WAS and
HOW IT IS in DETROIT
Essays with Photos
My Story Detroit: From Industrial Giant to Empty Landscape
It's 1967 and my wedding party was a riot.
See MORE PICTURES of sights along Woodward Avenue.
See Detroit: Remembering My Days as an ADC Worker
And How a Teeming Neighborhood Turned into Empty Countryside
See Abandoned Detroit: Empty Houses That Used to be Homes
Detroit has thousands of abandoned homes throughout the city
Fisher Body Plant
See Detroit: Revisiting the Site of the 1967 Riot
See Detroit's Abandoned Neighborhoods
See Touring the D: More abandonment
See Detroit's Segregation Past
See Abandoned Schools in Detroit
See The Heidelberg Project
Detroit Discards Become Unique Urban Art
Index to Detroit Photo Essays
photos on Flickr
The Seeker Books
A Guide to Post-Industrial Detroit:
Unconventional Tours of an Urban Landscape
Available for the Amazon Kindle or the Nook (epub format).
Complete Book Description
Priming the Pump:
How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution
by David & Theresa Welsh
The hidden history
of personal computing.
Although people persist in crediting Apple or IBM with inventing
personal computing, the idea was in the ether much earlier. In the early
1970s, electronic hobbyists began tinkering with the new microchips and
this spawned a modest business in mail-order computer kits. Hand-built,
these computers required patience, skill, and a burning desire to learn
arcane programming techniques.
Access to personal computing took a giant leap forward with
the introduction of the TRS-80 Model I in August 1977. It was the first
completely assembled, off-the-shelf microcomputer, available to anyone for
$599.95 through 3500 Radio Shack stores nationwide.
My husband David Welsh was one of those
hobbyists-turned-programmers. He created a word processor, Lazy Writer,
which we sold worldwide; it had many enthusiastic fans who were eager to
throw away their typewriters.
David and I wrote this book because no one else has told the story
of these years. We interviewed legendary pioneers who told us amazing
tales. This book, with over 100 illustrations and a complete Index, is
their stories and our story.
~ Theresa Welsh
Explore computer history.
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Tara: Initiate of Heliopolis
by Theresa Welsh
Now available as an eBook
What if a modern girl were sent back in time to Cleopatra's Egypt to become an initiate in the
temple? Believed to be a prophet because she knows the future, she only
wants to go home. Can she change history?
The Hidden Brain:
How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives
by Shankar Vedantam
Hidden Brain? Hidden Bias
The author has written an interesting book that poses questions about human behavior that seems odd or unexpected, then attempts to connect this behavior to what he calls "the hidden brain." This is the part of our brain that stores information from our everyday lives: The places and objects and people we see all the time. Our brain has a database of this kind of ordinary information that we take for granted. Yet this information is informing our words and actions in ways we don't recognize. It can lead us to act in a manner that actually contradicts our stated values.
Ever found yourself blurting out words you immediately wanted to take back? You might have been in a situation where you were not consciously thinking about what you were saying, calling on stereotypes stored away in your hidden brain database. Just like our brain "knows" how our lungs breathe, how our food digests and other automatic bodily functions, our brain also "knows" that most heads of corporations are men and most urban criminals are black. It also "knows" to go with the herd in emergency situations rather than taking time to think out the best course of action.
Read the whole review.
Photo Essay -
The Depopulating of Detroit
For two years, I drove Woodward Avenue on my way to work in the New Center area of Detroit. Woodward Ave. is the main street into downtown Detroit, and its many historic buildings have given it a federal designation as a "Scenic Byway."
Sadly, most of the scenery is boarded-up buildings and empty lots.
by Theresa Welsh
Read my review of the Autobiography of Mayor Coleman Young
Old and New Spiritual Classics
Books that explain and examine our spiritual traditions and challenge us
to take our own spiritual journey
Signs, Visits and Premonitions From Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
by Bonnie McEneaney
Friends and families of 9/11 victims share their stories with Bonnie McEneany,
whose husband Eamon died on 9/11. Their intensely personal experiences
of contact are to them real proof that their loved ones continue to exist.
Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift
by Monica Holy
Go astral traveling with the author
as she spends her nights rescuing souls.
Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing by
A maverick tale of how to "wake up" spiritually by
a self-described (and mysterious) enlightened human being.
The Messengers by F.C. Xavier
afterlife journey told by spirit Andre Luiz through Brazilian medium
The Ultimate Journey by Robert
Travel out-of-body with Monroe as he goes to the
spirit world in search of his own truth; not an easy read, but
Supernatural by Graham Hancock
explores the origins of religious beliefs by examining early use of
Must Change or Die by John Shelby Spong
Does the standard Christian theology that has come to us from the
Middle Ages still make sense? Haven't we learned more about the history
of the times from when Jesus walked the earth, and haven't we gained
maturity since then? Bishop Spong challenges some long-held beliefs about
what it means to be a Christian.
The Spirits Book by Alan Kardec
book, written in 1876, is the basis of the beliefs of Spiritists;
the book contains answers to the big questions as given to Allan
Kardec by advanced spirits.
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa
This classic book is the story of Yogananda's
coming to America to bring yoga and Eastern ideas to a generation
knowing nothing of its spiritual precepts; his story is full of
amazing spiritual feats, such as being in two
places at once.
Letters From the Other Side by Helen and
This book of letters were written during the World War
I era by two spirits, brother and sister, whose messages came through
the automatic handwriting of a blind living sister
Is there evidence for the afterlife?
Does evidence exist that our consciousness survives death? Here are
four books that tackle this topic, and are worth reading.
Classics of Alternative Science / History
What do we really know of human history, or the history and fate
of our world? Explore books that give us a different perspective on
who we are and how the universe works.
The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Byrd
A cult classic on the consciousness of all living things
The Coming Global SuperStorm
by Art Bell & Whitley Streiber
Civilization is ended by a huge global storm caused by... global warming!
Two authors known for books about aliens find a new menace in the weather.
The Body Electric by Robert O.
A scientist's study of the natural electricity of the
human body -- and its potential for healing and harm.
Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India
by David Hatcher Childress
Did ancient India and Atlantis have aircraft? The evidence is in this book
Forbidden Archeology by Cremo and
Just how long has modern man been on earth? Read the
evidence that the answer may be millions of years.
The Gods of Eden
by William Bramley
Are sinister aliens behind all earth's wars and
troubles? This book takes a long look through history and finds the
same corrupted "brotherhood" deceiving mankind.
by Zechariah Sitchen
One of Sitchen's Earth Chronicles books tracing our
origins back to Sumer and alien "gods"
The Templar Revelation by Picknett &
Examines whether Jesus really died on the cross and
whether he might have been married to Mary Magdalene; lots of
interesting legends about Magdalene and John the Baptist in the
south of France.
The Hiram Key by Knight & Lomas
Master Masons examine the historical roots of Christianity. Who was
the mysterious Hiram Abiff who supposedly built Solomon's
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine
Pagels challenges traditional ideas about Jesus and
the early Christian teachings, through the writings in alternate
Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Lincoln &
Take a tour of history that twists and turns from
Jesus' identity to his descendants who secretly dominated important
events up to the present day. The book that inspired The DaVinci
Code, that introduced us to the Priory of Sion... a MUST
Plant by Christopher Dunn
Was the Great Pyramid really a
power source for ancient Egypt and not a tomb? Dunn builds a
The Hollow Earth
by Raymond Bernard
Can intelligent life exist within our own earth? This is a mostly
nutty (but interesting) idea.
In His Image:
The Cloning of a man by David Rorvik
Was this 1978 book really a hoax, or has a man been cloned?
of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Hancock's first book that examined the possibility of a "mother culture"
long lost, but pointing to a high civilization in the distant past. Hancock's
books are all worth reading.
Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home by Rupert Sheldrake
Humans have an intersting connection with animals. Does your
dog always go to the door and wait for you before you pull into the driveway?
Is your dog or cat psychic?
the Smoke by Douchan Gersi
An amazing look at strange powers of "people of tradition," featuring
a group of men in Haiti who can instantly materialize in a new location.
More good books
on related topics
The Holographic Universe
The universe emanates from the implicate order;
based on the work of Pribram and Bohm, this is a fascinating rethinking
of the workings of the universe.
Path of the Pole
by Charles Hapgood
The classic work that so many others quote -- a scientific study of
geology pointing toward the idea that the earth's crust shifts,
moving the poles to new positions. Read the original,
with Introduction by Albert Einstein.
It's not paranoia if they're really after you, and maybe these authors
are not all crazy.
Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA by Richard Hoagland and Mike Barra
What is NASA's real mission? Did they find artifacts on the moon and have they been
lying to us ever since?
The Cancer Conspiracy by Barry Lynes
The author tells of betrayal, collusion and the
suppression of alternative cancer treatments; the government and the
AMA are most of the problem.
Inside Job by Jim Marrs
Did the Bush adminstration know about 9/11 before it happened?
The Biggest Secret by David Icke
leaders are really shape-shifting reptilians, according to David
Icke; he says Jesus never existed and most of history is fiction;
conspiracies are everywhere.
The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell by
Randle & Schmitt
A well-researched examination of the
evidence that a space ship crashed near Roswell New Mexico in 1947.
Based on interviews with eye witnesses and good detective work. Read
and draw your own conclusions.
Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs
conspiracy author takes on the UFO controversy and provides a
well-presented summary of alien activity and the government
Above Black by Dan Sherman
Eye-witness testimony of a secret government program involving contact with aliens.
His story, though amazing, seems credible.
Angels Don't Play This HAARP by Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning
Does a government program deploying Extra Low Frequency (ELF) antennas in a remote part of Alaska
have a sinister purpose? Nikola Tesla believed such waves could affect peoples' minds.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
On any given day, one in four Americans eats fast food. Do large corporations
like McDonalds manipulate our eating habits? Do those hamburger
value meals make us fat and sick?
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery
by Steven Sora
Treasure hidden hundreds of years ago on Oak Island, Nova Scotia,
Canada has confounded treasure-hunters since its discovery, all attempts at recovery
stopped by highly-effective boobytraps. Could it be the lost treasure
of the Knights Templar?
More Books About Conspiracies on amazon.com.
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