Tag Archives: Wizard of Oz

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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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Jost and Ben Connor Barrie

Still trying to unravel the mystery of why people would choose, of their own free will, to move to Ypsilanti, I reached out to new homeowners Erika Jost and Ben Connor Barrie, and demanded that they submit to a formal Ypsilanti Immigration Interview. Here are the results. MARK: Was Ypsilanti just the most affordable choice, […]

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On reading to my daughter, and the onset of post-Harry Potter depression

I know there are other books… We certainly enjoyed reading all of L. Frank Baum’s original Wizard of Oz books together, before we entered the world of Harry Potter, and we love the books of Daniel Pinkwater… But this was different. No matter how things had gone for either of us during the day, no […]

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‘Escape from Vermont,’ by Chelsea Lowe

As you may recall, I got pissed off a few weeks ago at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for suggesting that funds not be allocated for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene until such time that federal spending cuts were made elsewhere. I was particularly pissed off because a friend of mine, a […]

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Muerta Goes to Space Prison…. tonight

Tonight, at 7:00, there’s going to be a show at the Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti called Muerta goes to Space Prison. I don’t want to give too much away, but, as previously reported at MM.com, the story revolves around President Sarah Palin, and her decision in 2013 to banish all female daytime TV hosts to […]

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