I carry my grandfathers with me today. The pocket watch belonged to my father’s father. He was a farmer and worked for years in the Fischer Body Assembly Plant in Lansing. The little car on the watch face was the plant emblem. The money clip belonged to my mother’s father. He was a World War II army vet and salesman. I knew these men mainly through stories told by my family. But I also know them because I see the strength related in those stories in my parents and in me.
Today is a testament to my blood. My genes. My Ancient Ones.
2 years ago
Marta and I have a game that we play when we’re in the car. Whenever we see one of these license plates, one of us asks, “Is it a white guy?” And so far the answer has always been “Yes”. Not saying there’s nothing to complain about but it always a white guy - just saying.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
“ I definitely would recommend living in Richmond after having lived in so many other places. Cause I think there are a lot of people that have only — I think the people who are the hardest on Richmond are people who have never lived anywhere else and they have this sort of glorified idea of what it’s like to live ‘somewhere else’ and I think having lived in all these other places I realize what’s so great about Richmond. You might have to try a little bit harder to find the things here, like it’s not just right in your face, you have to try harder but it’s all here.”