1. "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
    — Rainer Maria Rilke

  2. I called my parents last night and asked them whats up… my dad said that there was another robbery at their bank on the corner that morning.  I just looked up the crime and this week alone there were 2 other daytime shootings within two blocks of them, in the open.  What can I do.


  4. Wayne Kramer On NPR World Cafe

    Great great interview.  For those of you who don’t know who Wayne is, he is the Guitarist for the MC5 - Detroit political rock band from the late 1960s - early 70s.  The original punks!  The Clash even wrote a song about him ‘Jail guitar doors’… which is now the name of his Charity. I met Wayne several times.. the last time was in LA, I was a drummer in a band opening up for him.  Still have the poster from that night.  Too bad he left Detroit, but Im not one to talk.


  5. In Detroit on Wednesday, a federal trial begins that will determine whether that city is eligible for the nation’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy.

    Read more here.



    According to Hartigan (1999):  Minority white students often experience social difficulties within their school system and tend to resegregate themselves from the rest of the student population, and thus, there exists defacto segregation on a number of levels.  

    Anyone grow up this way? I want to hear your thoughts…

  7. Potsdammerplz at sunset.

  9. East meets West.


  10. Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym works with Detroit kids, ages 7 – 18, to develop the next generation of champions and leaders by boosting their self-confidence through sharpened mental and physical fitness!  95% of our kids live below the poverty line.  While only 32% of kids in our Detroit east side neighborhood graduate from high school, 100% of our kids graduate AND go to college!