What About Fall?

Living in a northern city, I can appreciate the trepidation that arrives with the changing of the leaves. It seems it’s either feast or famine for us thanks to the joys of climate change. We will get summer a little later and then we get a few days where it’s warm and makes you think… Continue reading What About Fall?

The Road Behind

I have always had a love for classic cars. I imagine it comes from my father, who has always loved them as well. Classic cars and car culture are quintessential parts of Americana and of what we imagine as this idealized America. They are part of our identity.  While I am glad that we are… Continue reading The Road Behind

It Just Doesn’t Matter

Do you sometimes get the feeling that it just doesn’t matter? In the whole the big old largeness of EVERYTHING but then also closer to the ground, things like the January 6th hearings and, for folks like me in Flint, the quest to punish people over the water. That none of it really matters.  It… Continue reading It Just Doesn’t Matter

Save Our Schools

           To say I have a love/hate relationship with my city of Flint is to put it mildly. I fiercely love this city and its people and its culture and its resilience. I loathe the bureaucracy that is so rampant here and the way that the leadership never seems able to coordinate or work together… Continue reading Save Our Schools

Knocking Off The Rust

          There’s a weird sort of gaze that the world gives my current home of Flint, Michigan. It’s not quite pity but it’s pity’s cousin. A sort of nodding look that says, oh, you’re from Flint. Ohhh. Yup. We’re the sadsacks of the country, it would seem. Our industry left. We got hit with a… Continue reading Knocking Off The Rust

Re-Built, This City- blog

            I mentioned it a bit ago on one of my podcasts how the city I live in and love, Flint, has some money coming its way. Some of that money is from the water crisis – though most of that SHOULD go to the people, but we’ll see – and then there’s money that… Continue reading Re-Built, This City- blog

The Spooky Chris Podcast – Guerillas

In which I talk about the arts scene in Flint, Michigan and the time some zombies tried to protest an art show we were putting on. IT'S TRUE! Zombies descended on our little art show as a sort of silly flash mob to protest our use of the word 'guerilla' and because artists dared to… Continue reading The Spooky Chris Podcast – Guerillas

Changing the Record

There is something painfully insidious about the banal ways we are homogenizing and corporatizing cities. Something sad that we are so desperate to erase the character of our cities, to make them the same in every way possible so that we feel some sort of safety and comfort that we could find in other ways.… Continue reading Changing the Record