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Remembering Kim Demick

Last weekend, shortly after having returned home to Michigan from New Mexico, where she’d moved some six months earlier, Ypsilanti artist Kim Demick passed away. While I considered Kim a friend, the truth is I didn’t know her terribly well. I think we first met at the Shadow Art Fair about 10 years ago now, […]

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What to do about the hole of death in our yard

Ok, I need your help with something… As I was out digging in the yard yesterday, leveling off a small patch of ground next to the house for a raised herb garden, my shovel hit what I at first thought was a very large rock. When I cleared away the topsoil to investigate, though, I […]

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Landline Creative Labs officially launches

Well, late last week, we passed our final inspection and got our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Ypsilanti. So Landline Creative Labs is now officially in business, and our first eight tenants have already started moving in. And, in recognition of this fact, the good folks at Concentrate just ran a nice piece […]

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How many Syrian refugees do you think we could we have relocated to the United States for the cost of those 59 pointless Tomahawk missiles, which retail for about $1.6 million each?

Last night, after returning home from a quick trip to see my 92 year old grandmother in Kentucky, my plan was to stay up late and hammer out an angry post about the ineffective sham of an attack the Trump administration launched against the regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad this weekend. Unfortunately, though, when we […]

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I chose the mime

I had two Facebook “friend” requests today… and I never thought that I’d utter these words, but I chose the mime. I’m tempted, on occasion, to “friend” one of the ample-breasted, duck-faced young women who approach me each day online. I’m curious as to how the men posting on their behalf would go about trying […]

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