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“What I have to Offer”… by Charlie Kaufman

I was on the brink of posting something just now that I wasn’t all that happy with. I felt as though I had to post something, and it, I thought, was good enough. I knew, though, as my finger was floating above the button that would have excreted it onto the internet, that it wasn’t […]

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Playing chess on Water Street… Ypsi Food Co-op takes Family Dollar in three moves

So, yesterday, as Arlo and I were chasing “Sammy the Turkey” around Feral Farm, it kind of came to me in a flash what we should be working toward on Water Street. It would take some strategizing on our part to make it work, but I think there’s a chance that, if we play all […]

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On the optimism and pity of the non-Americans passing us by

My friend Pete and I eat lunch together a few times a month. Pete, who’s an academic, tells me of his travels to fascinating places like Malawi and Sweden, where he’s either conducting field research on the spread of parasitic diseases, or sharing his findings with leaders in the field of world health, and I […]

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Occupy Cross Street…. Ypsilanti to host micro solidarity protest on Saturday

A few days ago, on this site, I suggested that we have a big “Occupy” event outside, or perhaps in the lobby of, an Ypsilanti branch of Bank of America. Well, given an unfortunately timed parasite infestation, and a cold that seems determined to hang on forever, I never got a chance to pull anything […]

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So, what’s on your mind, Michigan?

Anything goes… Tell us about yourself. What makes you happy? Do you have a parasite for a tongue? What are you doing this weekend? Are we invited? Where are you spending Thanksgiving? Have you ever found a dead body? Did you ever see your parents naked? What makes you angry? Did seeing your parents naked […]

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