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
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
From the Vernors Float receiving line to the grand exit on our vintage tandem bike, we wanted our reception to celebrate life, love and Detroit. This great party included a gourmet picnic (with a PB&J bar for the kids), lawn games, a … Continue reading
Life is flying by at a rapid pace and I suspect it’s about to pick up. Josh writes in a journal app once in a while, but I’m not really keeping a record of our lives except on my photostream. … Continue reading
Since I still haven’t finished unpacking (down to the half-opened boxes filled with stuff we don’t need) and I have to re-write all my wedding thank-you’s (long story- sorry you don’t have yours yet), I’ve decided not to send out … 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.