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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Forest Juziuk

Back in 2011, I interviewed a young man by the name of Forest Juziuk about his planned relocation from Ann Arbor to San Francisco, California. As it turns out, it would be the first in a long series of exit interviews I’d conduct here, which, in turn, would spawn a second series of interviews with […]

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Meanwhile in Ypsilanti

I’m not sure why Chris Sandon brought this particular local job opportunity to my attention, as I’m notoriously rude and unprofessional during my coital piercing sessions, but I like that I’m the first person he thinks of when things like this cross his desk.

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Missed Connection

You: An elderly African American gentleman in cream colored windbreaker and a read Marine Corps baseball cap, nearly hit in the head by my infant son’s sippy cup. Me: A doughy, over-apologetic, middle-aged white guy in faded black jeans and a t-shirt with a drawing of myself as Snow White… We chatted briefly about our […]

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The perception of crime in Ypsilanti – is it warranted, and, if so, what should we do about it?

Ypsilanti figures prominently on AnnArbor.com today. I count four stories about Ypsilanti on the front page. Three are about violent crime, and one is about the mayoral debate I recently hosted at the Dreamland Theater in puppet form. First, there was the murder in the Township yesterday. It took place at 4:00 PM, in front […]

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The untimely (or timely) death of the Ann Arbor News

You wouldn’t know it if you read the front page of today’s Ann Arbor News, but the 174 year old paper is going out of business. The publisher of the paper, Laurel Champion, informed employees this morning that that local institution would cease publication come July. As I understand it, the paper will stop publishing, […]

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