As for me, I take a more balanced outlook towards things. With that in mind, I present a look back at 2008 in my hometown.
The Detroit Lions are the worst team in NFL history. However, the Detroit Red Wings won yet another Stanly Cup this year. The Detroit Tigers turned in a respectable performance. The Detroit Pistons came this close to another NBA Championship.
Kwame Kilpatrick is in jail, but that saga is over. Now Detroiters get to look at everyone in Illinois and know that they're dealing with things that are much worse.
The Detroit Public Schools are broke. However, Detroit still has charter schools, parochial schools, private schools and home schooling.
Kirsten Haglund from Farmington Hills became Miss America 2008. …