Near Dexter and Joy Road on Detroit’s westside, a neighborhood full of families and youth watched their neighborhood K-12 school close. This closing was one of dozens in the City in 2016. This left parents to figure out where and how to get their kids to a new school. It left kids feeling sad that […]
Have you ever had a slow-moving relaxing day? That is Detroit in the summer.
Somehow everything slows down, in the best way.
I’m not sure what does it.
Maybe it’s the heat. Especially considering that these old beautiful homes we live in the city don’t have air conditioning.
But I suspect it’s more than just the temperature. […]
The yellow bag on the door. It hung there for months. One day, curiosity drew me to the front porch of the vacant home across the street. “WAYNE COUNTY TREASURER. TAX FORECLOSURE NOTICE,” the bag read. Inside were papers with figures showing delinquent property taxes and words… lots of words.
Two years later, I bought a […]