Primary Election: Tuesday, August 7
If you value your right to vote, and believe your vote matters, you should vote on August 7th. And if you want to be well-informed when you get to the polls, you can do pretty well with the Detroit Free Press Voter’s Guide.
Their endorsements are worth a look too, especially if you know nothing about a specific race or the candidates (like circuit courts that often have numerous candidates with similar qualifications) — Free Press endorsements include bios of each candidate, and a reasonable explanation for the endorsement. You may not agree, but it’s a good place to start.
Here’s some links:
Detroit Free Press Voter’s Guide
Wayne, Macomb and Oakland County ballot proposals
Map: Michigan State House Districts | Wayne, Macomb, Oakland
Free Press endorsements
Detroit Free Press endorsements: Jail, SMART and veterans need voters’ support
Editorial: Don’t let the DIA shut down
This has been the week of new. Our apartment got painted, I helped open a new Apple Store, and I’ve learned some new things and met some new people.
The apartment getting painted is no small thing. The walls were pretty scuffed, and I can’t even imagine what went on in this place to make the walls look like they did. Drug violence, domestic abuse, rave, murder? There were literally scuffs everywhere. Now the place really feels like home. We’re moved in. We’re here. AND we finally have a kitchen table. It feels like settling in for the winter hibernation.
The other big thing is opening a new Apple Store. Because the company is so crazy about secrecy, I can’t talk about it too much. What I can say is that I really enjoy my job, and coming into a new store everyday is still very exciting. I spent four days this past week working in the new store before it opened to customers. Seeing the attention to detail in everything, and the demand for excellence in the appearance of everything, made me appreciate the store and the company on a new level. The demand for perfection is refreshing. I work in a business that has sparked a cultural phenomenon, and not many people can say that. This thought has made me enjoy going into work more. It’s close to when I first started working for Apple two years ago. I’m part of something important to … [read more] Continue reading
This is the beginning of an audio clip taken from my walk through Occupy Detroit. Because Tumblr only allows one audio upload per day, I will upload the remainder tomorrow.
The clip here is the beginning of when my friend Braley, spy/undercover agent extraordinaire, started recording our conversation with Wayne. I learned a whole new level of interviewing techniques this night. Here I have Wayne’s song, and the freestyle the Peanut let loose immediately after.
Tomorrow, I will post the remainder of the audio. The second half of the audio largely contains a conversation Braley had with a woman we met who went by the name “Detroit.”