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Paint Ypsilanti

This Sunday, as part of the Paint Ypsilanti Project, a lot of folks are going to be at 306 East Cross Street, painting the house of my friend Caleb Brokaw, who passed away this past November. If you would like to join us, check Facebook for the details. And, if you’d like to know more […]

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Three ways to turn a local kid on to reading and change the world for the better

I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of books lately. First it was the conversation I had with New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor about his discovery of literature in prison and how transformative that was for him. Then, a little bit after that, I heard local historian Matt Siegfried, standing in front […]

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I don’t ask for much… but now’s the time, for the good of Ypsi’s kids, to dig deep and make the Wurst Challenge a success

I rarely ask you, my loyal readers, to actually do anything. I may, every once in a while, ask you to consider sharing an article, if it’s about something that I feel as though people should really know about, but I rarely ask for more than that. But, today, I’ve got a favor to ask […]

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Confederate flag burning at Water Street Commons tomorrow night

I know it’s unlikely that many readers of this site have Confederate flags just laying around, but, if you should happen to have one, and if you should want to burn it, like minded people will be gathering at Water Street Commons tomorrow night with everything one might need to set offensive flags ablaze. So, […]

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How many people would it take push down the Confederate flag over the South Carolina Capitol?

Originally, I was thinking that we could just swarm the flag with a hundred drones outfitted with razorblades, operated from nearby vans. And I still like the visual of the Confederate flag being shredded to ribbons as police officers tried unsuccessfully to knock the drones from the sky with rocks. The more that I think […]

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