Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

You’ve gotta have art

Over at Eclectablog, I’ve been writing a lot about the Affordable Care Act and Michigan Medicaid expansion, in an effort to educate and engage people.

PaintTwirlBut I’m working on number of new posts — including a series of stories about Detroit and Michigan, focusing on the things that make us great. You can watch for those, coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a post I wrote not long ago about the Detroit Institute of Arts, defending one of the jewels of the city.

Dear world: Keep your greedy hands off the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection

Read for yourself why I believe keeping the collection here is part of rebuilding the city and protecting the interests of people who have invested decades in serving Detroit.

Keep Growing Detroit helps communities flourish

While I was at TEDMED, I had the pleasure of hearing a presentation by Ashley Atkinson, co-director of Keep Growing Detroit.

Keep Growing DetroitI was thrilled to see a voice from Detroit represented among international leaders in health and medicine — and telling a good-news story at that.

The work this organization does isn’t just turning abandoned lots into community gardens. It’s helping neighborhoods grow stronger and more united.

Read the post I wrote about Keep Growing Detroit for Eclectablog.

[Photo by Ashley Atkinson]

Now for something completely different…

This isn’t a blog post. Well, not one written by me, anyway.

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But since this space is all about me and what I think, what better place to share exciting news about my writing?

I’m delighted to announce that I am now an official contributor to Eclectablog. It’s an outstanding source of news and commentary, and I’m honored to be part of the team.

You can read the official announcement and an interview with me here.

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