Here is an article I wrote about Flint Michigan, and how it has affected a couple of its residents. Also are a handful of photos of the city, such as the one below. Go here to read:

http://findingflint.mediamilwaukee.com/flint-river-water-lead-mad-hatter-great-lakes-economy/

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sunset

April 23, 2017

Here is a piece about the most recent UW-Milwaukee Annual Pow Wow. This took a fair amount of research to accurately and respectfully render, and which I hope I’ve done a decent job of doing. Read the full piece here at Media Milwaukee.

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Nathon Breu with the drum that resides at the Electa Quinney Institute at UW-Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered our Warbler Gallery Opening. Go here to read about it, and other things regarding birds in spring.

I participated in a reading this winter in which participants were challenged to recite a poem by another poet. I picked one of my favorites, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota by James Wright (here if you’d like just the text). Below is my rendition via video. I have no idea what I said to make people laugh as this video starts, and I guess we never will. I think that’s terrific.

The Rhythm in Flint

March 29, 2017

The craziest thing about Flint was that I didn’t even feel unsafe around these buildings. Outside of downtown, there was so rarely anyone else nearby. It’s like being stranded on an island where cars drive by every so often. The only thing that gave me concern was the condition of the building, and whether it would fall in on itself when I happened to be inside of it.

Flint: Standing, Still.

March 28, 2017

This past weekend I went with a group of UW-Milwaukee journalists to cover the water issues in Flint, Michigan. Water isn’t even when or where the problems started, and isn’t the only concern of the people of Flint.

Flint: Standing, Still. . . . . . #flint #sigh #urbandecay #goodforpictureshardonthesoul

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Michigan Sunflower

March 27, 2017

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Indecisive Turkey

March 23, 2017

March 20, 2017