A friend emailed me this article and I think it’s worth passing along. The article highlights many of the projects we’ve heard about over the last year, but it’s pretty comprehensive and to the point. There are also a series of current photos paired with renderings of what will be there, which is nice to find all in one article.
I think that we can be incredibly impatient as humans. I know I’ve gone through a period where I questioned if I’m cheering for the right things, or if I’m just making noise somewhere lost in the Midwest. But these are the thoughts that accompany endurance, and we need to keep supporting these goals. We must continue sharing and discussing the merits of each project, and we cannot become bored or indifferent.
Detroit is an incredible place because we can have our voices heard. We can build a new city in a way that we can enjoy deeply.
So, here’s another bullet you can fire next time someone rags on Detroit.
“… I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities in America—still. The same incompetence and neglect that led to its current state of affairs has, at least, left us with a cityscape that even now, taunts us with the memories of our once outsized dreams.” Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it. Worth reading the entire article. - Kevin
This is it.
The last episode of our second season of PARTS UNKNOWN.
And I’m glad it’s set in Detroit. Because Detroit, for many Americans, is an abstraction—truly, if incredibly, a part unknown.
One only need look at some of our representatives who, a while back, were actually suggesting…
In the spirit of self-consciousness and solipsism that has been inspiring this ghetto blog lately…my friends, I apologize, but I say this with love: LIVE IN FULLNESS WHILE YOU CAN. DO NOT HOLD BACK. BE ALIVE WITH LOVE. FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES. GIVE MORE THAN YOU CAN TAKE. GIVE IT YOUR ALL. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE BUT YOUR OWN LIFE WHICH IS BUT A GIFT TO GIVE AWAY!?