I joined several other UW-Milwaukee students in visiting Flint, Michigan to find out lead in the water has affected their lives. Through the eyes of a men’s hat store in downtown Flint, The Mad Hatter, find out how downtown businesses are coping with the this problem.

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

Finding Flint

April 30, 2017

A brief tour exploring¬†Flint, Michigan, including The Center For Hope, Edible Flint, a free bottled water pickup, and the Flint Farmers’ Market. This is part of a project I participated in at UW – Milwaukee, Finding Flint.

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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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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February 28, 2017

A Winter Poem for July

July 12, 2016

Here is a poem I had published in Great Lakes Review, as part of their Narrative Map project. I’m really glad this publication is seeking to feature writers from the “Middle Coast,” known historically as flyover territory in a variety of ways. It runs alongside this picture I took after a snowstorm, when I skied to work to open the tiki bar.

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