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Maynard-Lao Archive: Item 0002 [Historic Ann Arbor Farmhouse Brass Doorknob]

As I explained in an earlier post, I’m in the process of making my way through the house and separating the wheat from the chaff, determining which items will remain in our family archive, and which will be jettisoned into the ever-churning gyre of garbage that surrounds us. What follows is my justification for keeping […]

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Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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Are any of you good at dream interpretation? I need some help.

I had a very odd dream last night, and I’d like to have some help making sense of it. I was in a theater at Greenfield Village, which, to my knowledge, does not exist in real life. I was seated in the front row, to the right of the stage, with my friends Dan and […]

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Obama on the Rosa Parks bus

I know this photo has been absolutely everywhere since White House photographer Pete Souza sent it out via Twitter earlier today, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s an incredibly moving image. How could it not be? Here, we’ve got our first black President sitting on the bus where, just 57 years earlier, Rosa Parks had […]

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