Saturday, on a family walk, we heard a series of close gun shots. Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! I’m used to counting them because we immediately report them on the Detroit Police app. This is our reality. Luke’s new favorite … Continue reading
My guess is that many of you, even if you’re out of state, have come across news of the Detroit Public Schools in crisis. Here’s a recent article in Time that explains some of what’s happening as teachers take a stand … Continue reading
Detroit. A city of blight, bankruptcy, crime, corruption, creativity, beauty, hope and amazing people. We’ve had a front row seat for Detroit’s comeback for two years now. We love it here. And yet our contribution to the re-birth of … Continue reading
Yesterday, Josh and I hung curtains. You know you’re finally at a better place in your house when you can hang curtains. We were feeling like we were really turning the corner on our house- 9 months in and a … Continue reading
Dear Baby O, Your dad and I spent last week working on your nursery (and a ton of other projects). Your room needs more work than probably any other in this old house and it’s still not yet ready for … Continue reading
We’ve been living in our Detroit home for a little over two months now and I’m going to great lengths to get some pictures to all y’all who have been patiently asking for that amount of time. It’s no easy task … Continue reading
I have a lot on my mind. Since I’ve always loved reading Abby’s random thoughts, I thought I’d give it a try. Hers are definitely funnier. Probably because she studied communications and I studied bulletin board techniques. Oh, I mean children. … Continue reading
I’m convinced Josh and I are the same kind of crazy. We adore walking and biking the 2nd most dangerous city in America. We willingly obey the Detroit code that red lights are a suggestion to pause, that you never leave your … Continue reading
To begin, you should know that we love married life way more than we ever thought we would, and we are trying hard not to be too giddy or cheesy about it. But seriously, we are IN LOVE. One of … Continue reading
At first glance, Danae and I appear to be two friends excited for Christmas. Here we are admiring the trees at Detroit’s Eastern Market.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oh, the beauty of Eastern Market
A short drive away, you’ll find The Heidelberg Project. At first a protest for the dilapidation of a neighborhood, it’s now home to thousands of visitors a year.
It struck me silent.
Over the last 25 years, there has been both world-praise and dissention over the Heidelberg Project (read about it here). Of course, everything has layers of meaning. The layer of dots consuming the street struck me the most. They are representative of jellybeans- all similar and different at the same time. You need to go experience this for yourself- this abstract representation of diverse and vibrant colors all melding together in a meaningful, somehow beautiful way.