I haven’t found a way yet of holding both realities, which seem to coexist while remaining very distinct
Often the message in a weekly email I’ve signed up to has been very timely, including a recent one that included a reminder that building a new life is possible, but requires a great deal
What is the impact on us as individuals and society if our capacity to choose is engaged primarily in the matter of consumption?
It’s vital in a city like Detroit that the voices of suffering, poverty and disadvantage are heard
During a trip to Sidmouth, I got to think about cafes, poscapitalism, and the fact that what’s needed is more than cool coffee bars and distressed wood
Being in New York has challenged me to think about the extent to which my sense of self rests on what I consume
It was great to come across great cafes and restaurants and enjoy the vibrancy of Detroit’s art projects and social enterprises, but the question of how everyone can benefit from its revival remains…
Are people in Detroit remaking a life based on old assumptions and principles, or are they going to the roots and foundations in order to fashion something new?
Can the good and the bad of Detroit somehow coexist and form connections and conversations that ultimately deliver social justice?
Perhaps one of the most important things about Charlie LeDuff’s book on the former boom town is how much he is changed by what he sees