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Dear Detroit, I’m sorry we’re leaving

Friday, June 13th, 2014

This past weekend Husby, Cheeks, and I made the move from Midtown Detroit to Madison. Add Husby and I to the list of young, educated, financially stable folk who came into Detroit with bright eyes and dreams only to leave too early. There are many things that factored into our choice to move away from […]

weekend update

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

So I know this looks bad. I set myself a goal of writing every day for a month and then after just 3 days I basically go MIA for 5 days. Chalk it up to a wonderful visit from a Peace Corps friend for the weekend, a last minute dinner with my pilot friend in […]

Seven Things: Snap Shots from Detroit

Monday, October 8th, 2012

This post is only a day late. I’m making progress. Saturday we were out and about in Detroit, and took the opportunity to snap some photos to showcase our city. 1. Mums at Eastern Market 2. Gords at Eastern Market 3. Peppers at Eastern Market 4. Rocky’s Nuts 5. Grand River Creative Corridor 6. Husby […]

On Destruction and Renewal: A garden story

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The weekend after Easter we headed to the community garden eager to work. The farm had planned a post Easter egg hunt as well as planting and building for the day. The cool drizzle made us think that we would have low turn out for the morning, but we were hopeful the sun would break […]

Snapshot Detroit: tree lighting

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

In honor of the winter solstice here is a photo from the Detroit Christmas tree lighting. The tree was actually lit the weekend before Thanksgiving, I assume in time for the Thanksgiving day parade. But I’m a firm believer in celebrating Thanksgiving in the fall and celebrating Christmas in the winter, so I saved it […]

Detroit Turkey Trot 10k

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

At the beginning of last spring I ran my first race, a 5k through the arboretum. It was a wonderfully hilly trail run on a brisk March morning. It took the whole first mile for my feet to thaw out. (One of the few draw backs I’ve found to races in my Vibrams is that […]

Snapshot: Spirit of Detroit

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Spirit of Detroit is a statue that is near the riverfront in downtown Detroit, just a couple miles down the road from where we live in midtown. In his left hand he holds a sun, representing God, and in his right hand he holds a family, a representation of human relationships.  He’s been a […]

Seven Things: I love about the new apartment

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Fiance and I moved in together about 2 weeks ago.  So far we’ve made it through the move, changing a flat on the side of the freeway, and removing a wine stain from a white carpet since we shacked up.  All without killing each other.  I think we’re in it for the long haul, folks. […]

Seven Things: to do in Detroit

Monday, May 9th, 2011

In honor of the fact that I spend almost every weekend in Detroit, and that I will be an official D town resident starting in July, I wanted to pass on some of my faves thus far.  Note, many of these are places to eat, because fiance and I love trying new places.  Or at […]

Nain Rouge

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This weekend fiance was like, wanna go to a parade on Sunday?  And I was like Parade?  Where?  What for? And YES. It was just down the block, and the parade was actually a march, to march the Nain Rouge, or red dwarf out of town.  The nain rouge is allegedly an evil spirit that […]