Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Zingerman’s to explore cooperative structure and shared employee ownership

Over the past several months, I’d heard from a few reputable sources that the folks at Zingerman’s were exploring the possibility of transitioning to a business model in which their 600-some employees would share ownership to some degree. And, a few weeks ago, when I’d heard that an unknown person had edited the company’s Wikipedia […]

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Brandon vs. Bacon… the fight for the soul of University of Michigan football

Even when I was a young undergrad at the University of Michigan, I was never really a fan of the football team. I went to a few games and enjoyed them, but I never really bought into the notion that what happened on the field really mattered. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve gained a […]

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Are Ann Arbor’s school dress codes out of date and sexist? Two high school students seem to think so.

A couple of weeks ago, Ada Banks, a sixteen year old student at Community High, and her friend Julia Hale, a sophomore at Pioneer, drafted a petition aimed at persuading the administrators of Ann Arbor’s public high schools and middle schools to reconsider their dress codes. “As students who must follow these codes,” the two […]

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Bike Ann Arbor to provide bike valet parking at local events this summer with A2Awesome grant

Earlier this week I mentioned that the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation had awarded $1,000 grants to both Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti (AMPY) and Bike Ann Arbor. While I shared quite a bit of information at the time about what the AMPY team was hoping to accomplish on the grounds of Dawn Farm with their grant, […]

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Timothy Monger makes good, delivers rural pop version of Bowie’s Moonage Daydream

Last winter, as part of our Michigan Musicians on Vacation series, I interviewed Great Lakes Myth Society founder Timothy Monger about a trip he’d taken to attend a wedding in Oregon. Well, at some point during the interview, our conversation turned to our shared love of early Bowie and I made the following proposal to […]

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