Politics of water: blame game, grandstanding, incompetence — and a turning point?

By Paul Rozycki At the end of last year, after our mayoral election, our switch back to Detroit water, and the progress on the Karegnondi pipeline, it seemed that the Flint Water Crisis has peaked. This month I was expecting to say a few words about the primary elections….Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Iowa, New Hampshire and all that. This should have also been a week when the good news of Amir Hekmati’s release from an Iranian...

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Fluttered away like a pack of cards:  reflections on Alice in Wonderland and adulthood
Jan31

Fluttered away like a pack of cards: reflections on Alice in Wonderland and adulthood

By Teddy Robertson  When I was about eight years old I was very sick with a fever that must have been unusually high. What caused it or what my mother and grandmother surmised it might be, I don’t remember now. But I was in bed in a dark room, restless and confused. The family prescription was that I needed to sleep, sleep being the general cure-all in household pediatric advice, circa 1953. But domestic illness lore also warned that...

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Bicycle culture rolling around new spokes in Flint
Nov10

Bicycle culture rolling around new spokes in Flint

By Andrew Keast and Jan Worth-Nelson If anybody provides evidence that Flint might be transforming itself – from the wheels up — into a bicycle-friendly culture, it’s Danny Moilanen, 28, owner of Vehicle City Tacos and a self-described “social cycler.” In 2012, he and a few of his friends created the Thursday Night Party Ride, an easygoing summertime tour through Flint.  It starts at 9 p.m. and pauses every 15 minutes or so for...

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