“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” -Albert Einstein
“Back to life …. Back to reality.” School returns effect all of us in many ways. Whether you’re a parent, a student or an educator. Or if you have to drive down Grand River Avenue any time between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m., when August ends, we all get prepared as the upcoming school year returns us to some normality, in one way or another.
The fall season also brings with it new television shows and films, and to our lovely visual enjoyment here in the mid-Michigan area, a cornucopia of smells and majestically beautiful colors that start to fill our neighborhood landscapes as the kiddos head out the door to school.
TV will bring us “Battle Creek” this fall from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, a drama that tells the story of Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and FBI Agent Milton Chamberlin (Josh Duhamel) — who, despite their different world views, try to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich.
Michigan State Football also returns at the end of summer with its kick off game beginning on Aug. 29 when the Spartans take on Jacksonville State at Spartan Stadium and another game on Sept. 20 against Eastern. Go Green! Go White!
We will also welcome back “The Evan Michael Show,” a television show starring local celebrity favorite Evan Michael Pinsonnault to my18 at 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and my radio show “Show Biz Weekly Radio with Taylor Kelsaw” also bench marks its second year on air this fall at www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com.
Lots of new films coming in the fall, including Dolphin’s Tale 2 with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. Denzel Washington returns to the big screen after a successful run on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun,” with The Equalizer and The Good Lie, with Reese Witherspoon.
I returned to Hollywood this summer and was happy to rekindle relationships and look forward to bringing more of Michigan there and vice versa. Over the summer Batman/Superman filmed in metro Detroit as did the film Eloise about the legendary insane asylum in Westland, Mich. Look for even more films and television shows to come to Michigan soon. Tax incentives are back and that’s making a huge difference in the economy, with over 200 jobs created for each film filled by Michiganders.
Lastly, I leave you all with the words of the legendary pioneer from civil rights and women’s issues to education. A dancer, singer, film and television icon. I am talking about the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou who we lost over the summer.
“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” -Maya Angelou