Category Archives: Ypsilanti

“Called to Walls” showing at Cultivate today at 5:00

Later this afternoon, muralist Dave Loewenstein and filmmaker Nicholas Ward will be at Ypsilanti’s Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. The two artists, who hail from Lawrence, Kansas, will not only be sharing their new documentary film Called to Walls, which is about the power of collaborative, community-based public art, but they’ll also be answering questions […]

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Get Out the Vote, Ypsilanti!

Yesterday, freaking out that Trump was climbing in the Michigan polls, I announced on this site that I’d be taking some vacation time from work to help out at Democratic Party office here in Ypsi. I did so because I knew that, if I made a public proclamation, I’d actually probably follow through. And apparently […]

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Spending Halloween alone, my heart beating a million times a minute, drowning in a sea of candy wrappers

This is where I’ve been sitting for the past hour or so, since it first started getting dark, just waiting for a trick-or-treater to climb the three steps in front of our old house and ring the bell. So far, though, no one’s even come close. I keep going to the window to check, but […]

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Ypsi Glow-ing

Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in pulling off this evening’s big YpsiGlow event downtown, from the Ypsi High kids with their drums, to the guys from the local funeral home who showed up with their skeleton-filled hearse, and, of course, all of the folks who took the time to either make awesome costumes […]

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The Michigan director of the Trump 2016 campaign, the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District superintendent… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

This is going to be a heavy weekend on the Saturday Six Pack, so I’m going to do something unprecedented. I’m going to introduce the beer of the week now, so that you can stock up in advance and drink along at home. [Given everything we’ll be talking about, from the twists and turns of […]

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