In the Grander Scheme of Things

My insights on life within the context of culture, politics, and popular trends.
Got Michigan on my mind #bornandraised

Got Michigan on my mind #bornandraised

New JA spot in alphabet city. The miss Lily winning steak continues

New JA spot in alphabet city. The miss Lily winning steak continues

Still on my obnoxious pro Detroit soapbox- taken at Detroit’s Eastern Market

Still on my obnoxious pro Detroit soapbox- taken at Detroit’s Eastern Market

Inside Detroit Eastern Market

Inside Detroit Eastern Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market

Detroit fights on. #bornandraised

Detroit fights on. #bornandraised

Much of these gap correlates with income.

Much of these gap correlates with income.

Theotis Beasley: A Lesson in Practice Makes Perfect

Theotis Beasley grew up poor, dark, black, single parented, and in the dangerous Southern California city of Inglewood. But none of that is as important as his love for skateboarding. In fact, he devoted himself so much to the sport that he has become one of the best and a young icon.

Faithful to his New Love

Love is very much an action oriented emotion. St. Thomas Aquinas stated that “To Love is to will the good of another.” And love Theotis did.

Theotis, with the support of his hard-working mother in Inglewood and an older cousin, got into skating at the age of 11. He fell in love with the sport and skated as much as he possibly could. While others were getting locked into violent street gangs, Theotis remained faithful to his love and racked up valuable hours honing his new craft.

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The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.

—Steve Jobs

Cool Video Made by Citizen School apprenticeship participants at the Bronx Writing Academy. Apprenticeship was taught by volunteers from Young & Rubicam