Saturday, October 27, 2012

Detroit's filter

I enjoyed this short article on downtown Detroit, specifically this thought from George Royce, a bartender at Detroit Beer Company.
Royce acknowledges that Detroit is not for everyone.
“The people who live here usually have something going on,” he says. “They’re artistic, they’re handy, they’re self-starters. People who are finicky don’t come to Detroit. There’s a filter at work here. You’ve got to have self-sufficiency.”
One reason I really enjoyed living and working in Kenya and going through the Peace Corps was the ability to meet, learn, work and become friends with, etc the very interesting people that those types of opportunities attract. I've found that to be the case in Detroit as well and it's certainly one of the reasons I enjoy living here way more so than some of the well manicured and more well off cities where I've lived in the past. Royce's comment above perfectly captures the person Detroit is attracting and why that might be the case.

A city reimagined

Popular Mechanics takes an entertaining look at what Detroit could become by 2025 based on projects that are currently happening and the real people leading the charge.

I've always liked the idea of Detroit becoming the world's greenest city.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Today the league, tomorrow the world"

It's been six years since I watched (from a concrete hut in Nicaragua) Magglio Ordonez hit his walk off home run. The Tigers are finally back in the World Series and this time around I'm a proud city resident eager to watch 'em compete for the title. Today the league, tomorrow the world. Bless you boys!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012