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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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So far Mariisa Franz has created 13 blog entries.

Detroit Horse Power

Detroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land. Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success. Our facility, […]

It’s Wesume Season!

It’s the time of the Challenge Fellowship which is full of plenty concerns of the future.  A couple of questions come to my mind:

Do I stay in Detroit?
Where will I live when my lease ends?
Do I stay with my host company?

Any answer to number three means… it’s officially resume season.  A thoroughly rough […]

a call to action

Immigrant Entrepreneurs are my heroes. Not only are they going out and making their dreams come true, which is something I even struggle with, they are doing it in a language and a country that is foreign to them. Upon reflection of calling over 14 Website Developer Companies around Detroit, three companies had employees who […]

Couch House

A world of travelers, and a new way of getting around:

This weekend I sat down with a woman named AISHA BLAKE who has been a part of a COUCH SURFING community.  This is the style of living where you travel to different cities around the globe and stay on their couches until you move onto the next, […]

The Significance of a Fountain

A modern take on historic drinking holes. A symbol of something from nothingness. A natural drive toward water. A place to make a wish (even if you really aren’t supposed to). A place for a first kiss or wedding photo. A fountain.

Whatever the drive may be, the Scott Fountain is a Belle Isle landmark that […]

Impossible Times

On the last leg on my way to work a couple weeks before, cop cars flooded Michigan Avenue.  Lights blocked the intersection that I slipped by hoping that, if it were an accident, everyone was okay.  Less than a mile from the professional environment I work at for eight hours a day.

The reality was that it […]

Four Ways to Cope in the Next Four Years: Detroit Edition

It’s been a tough month, but this year and the next four are ours. The people of the world and the people of Detroit. Perseverance is in the very DNA of this city and its residents.

1. Food
Food is good, food is wonderful. Warm up your belly and heart in Detroit with four of my favorite […]

#MapDetroit: New Years

New years resolution? Explore more. I’m slowly narrowing down areas around Detroit. The wild and elusive ways that people named these neighborhoods sparked my interest.  We know as people move into Detroit they start ‘revitalizing’ certain areas around Detroit.  And sometimes that means renaming places that have held a name for years prior.  Such as […]

#BlogDetroit: On the streets where they lived

Two immigrants came together after fleeing from Europe in a time of war.  One was settled near Indian Village on the other side of Van Dyke Street in a house with a cement porch.   She came from Germany with her little brother and parents. Her name was Anna and one night she went dancing at a […]

#BlogDetroit: Rethink and Consider

Going through school, I studied product design.  I learned the ways to manipulate an object in order to change a person’s behavior.  Interaction changed with the slightest curve and in many ways and it provided too much power to designers.  We learned things to include and exclude certain behaviors such as which way to hold a […]