I am a native son of the Metropolitan Detroit area. I lived in a cookie cutter suburb but grew up in the homes of family in neighborhoods on Detroit’s Southwest side. After high school I spent many summers in world class cities visiting family in Europe and I spent my school year working toward degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit’s Jesuit university). Then, like so many Detroiters from my generation, I left Detroit for Chicago. In Chicago I obtained a law degree from Loyola University Chicago (Chicago’s Jesuit university). Following law school I did what many Detroit expatriates do, I came back. Despite my friends questioning of my sanity, I returned to the City I have always considered home because of the loyalty it deserves, the pride it invokes, and the opportunity it presents.