It truly feels like one million things have changed since I wrote my first Challenge Detroit blog post about my new life in Mexicantown, Detroit back in September nearly one year ago! While I still reside with the world’s greatest roommate in Mexicantown and continue to eat tacos on a regular basis, my life now […]
Back in February, I shared a poem that had gotten me thinking and reflecting throughout the halfway point of my fellowship with Challenge Detroit. Now that we’re on the brink of July and the final weeks of this experience, I thought I’d share another favorite reflective poem of mine.
What is there beyond knowing? Mary Oliver
I look forward to Thursdays for lots of reasons: it’s one day away from the weekend, I get to sleep in on Fridays and stay up later Thursday night, and my evenings are usually filled with events around the city. There is Drinks x Design, a monthly networking event in an open studio, gallery or […]
In my humble opinion, I believe that Clark Park is the greatest park in the city. Though this park does indeed have some stellar counterparts (Belle Isle mostly, Mt. Elliott Park, Lafayette Park…), what differentiates Clark Park is its robust and engaged programming that ignites community connections. This, to me, is what makes a great […]
Challenge Detroit encompasses quite a lot from our monthly blogs to cultural events, but foundational to the Challenge Detroit experience are our five week Challenges. This Challenge our topic was neighborhood activation, and we worked in partnership with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. Be sure to check out the Challenge Detroit […]
I can’t believe it! It’s the halfway mark of Challenge Detroit Year 3! And because I am a very, very reflective person, I thought I would share some of my mid-year thoughts.
Since this past month has been unbelievably frigid, I’ve spent more time inside of our little Southwest haven with some books, TV, lots of […]
I was so fortunate to have my weekends packed with visitors during the month of January. Hosting guests in Detroit is my absolute favorite not only because I love hosting, but I love sharing Detroit with fresh faces! Here is my list of some of my favorite stops for my guests during their weekends in […]
Like many of us fellows, I’ve traveled out of the city to be closer with family and friends for the holidays. Unsurprisingly, despite having traveled many hours and many miles from Mexicantown to Vermont, New York and New Jersey, Detroit is still on my mind.
Here is my attempt to compile some of what I’ve taken […]
In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve been thinking a lot about American traditions. Having been absent from these traditions the last two years, I’m finding myself more alert to all things culturally unique about this time of year. Things like Christmas tree lightings, Black Friday sales, eggnog/pumpkin spice everything are making me think more […]
Previous to Challenge Detroit, I spent a lot of time thinking about Detroit, and now that my actual job employs me to think about Detroit —-well, it’s a lot of thinking about this fine city. This blog post is an informal invitation to my thoughts….
One of my more recent thoughts was spawned by this phrase […]