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Two Frenchies on what they love about Detroit’s “Do It Ourselves” culture, and why they’re making a film about it

A few months ago, I received a nice note from two French filmmakers, who, for some reason, had stumbled across my site and liked it. Their names were Nora Mandray and Hélène Bienvenu, and, as I’d come to learn over the course of subsequent emails, they had been living in the the area for some […]

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The collapse of Cross Street Station

A reader of the site just sent this photo to me. I’d heard a while ago, from the former manager of the bar, that the roof had fallen in, but it’s amazing to actually see it. I think I’ve mentioned it here before, but this is where, about 17 years ago, I met Linette. I’d […]

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It’s like a jelly donut full of crab meat, only without the crab meat

[This conversation with the spine surgeon took place a few weeks ago, as we looked at images from my MRI. Basically she told me that I’d never get my old disk back, but that, by watching what I did, and building up my core strength, I could avoid future flair ups. I forget the exact […]

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