The hazy weather Kuching had the last few days made me think of an old song from my childhood. It’s by Fred Small, and it goes like this: YOU CAN GET USED Fred Small, 1976 Found on Home-Style Stone Soup: The Streetwax Recording Collective When I was a kid takin’ biology, I learned about man’s […]
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Dreams of Home
So it looks like I won’t be making that trip home to Michigan that I thought I would this June, due to, how you say, irresolvable differences of contractual interpretation between myself and my employer. I’m tempted to give in to sentimentality here and list out all the things I really miss about home, but […]
Ailanthus Spotting – Detroit
Professional photographer Marcus Manley proves once again that you can’t photograph urban decay in Detroit without showcasing our favorite tree, Ailanthus altissima, in this lovely b&w winter shot: As the buildings tumble down, the trees grow up.
I’m going home!Â After more than four years living in Kuching, I’ll be making a short trip home for a little vacation.Â Â It’s for three weeks only, from the end of May to the middle of June.Â Â I fly into Chicago to see some old friends and then wend my way to Detroit after that.Â […]
Returning home vicariously
hat street was amazing. I remember people bringing camels and elephants that kids could ride for a fee, and trained dancing bears and snake charmers performing.
Check out this wonderful story written by my dear Aunt Peggy. It takes place on a street in Detroit that I spent a great deal of time on as a kid, Cass Avenue. The story is published at Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, a website that ties people’s stories to the physical landscape of New York. I […]
Islam in Detroit
The University of Michigan Graduate School has a project on the web called Building Islam in Detroit: An Interdisciplinary Study of Muslim Institutions & Collective Spaces. The site is not fully developed yet, but it sounds like a great project, with case studies planned for a number of masajid around town including Muath bin Jabal […]
Dolphin Street: A photographic tour of the 13500 block of Dolphin Street, Detroit MI, 48223.