Things you will probably do if you live in Detroit: Call the Fire Dept.

I’ve called the Fire Department a few times since I moved to Detroit. Still haven’t gotten used to it, it’s still epic.

I never called the Fire Department anywhere else that I have ever lived, until I moved here, to Detroit, um, WTF….

This time, at about the stoke of 12 on Valentines Day morning my neighbors house was turning into orange and red pixie dust floating in a cloud up into the atmosphere….. I called 911, somebody had to.

Detroit Fire
At about the stoke of twelve my neighbors house was vaporizing in flame.

unexpected catharsis from my Detroit ptsd

Hi, maybe that headline is a weebit dramatic, but I still feel unexpectedly better after a conversation that I had last night after my bi-weekly aerobix class at Trumbleplex….

I met this French traveler and we struck up this conversation and I told her how I used to live in this really poverty stricken neighborhood of Detroit and she just got it, she was like yeah, it’s like when a rich person moves to a poverty sticken country and the people there just descend upon them, yes, that is totally what happened to me, and it was rough until I moved out of there, to New Center. And now, I am pretty much over it, but I told her how it did something to me that I don’t think I will ever lose, some kind of compassionate quality that I got now, I mean, I was pretty compassionate before but it goes deep now.

Well! I’m off to JavaScript class now at Grand Circus, totally pumped to take this class! My friend Jeseekia is teaching it, and she is so smart and code savvy and creative! Peace ya’ll!

Java Script Class tonight YES!!!!
Java Script Class tonight YES!!!!

Work Spot

Key to success as working as a renegade freelancer is a killer sweet & rockin workspace, IMHO…. a co-workingspace is the best! A spot to come everyday where people are working on stuff in an uber-productive setting. Don’t get me wrong working at cafes is also nice for sure, but a dedicated co-workingspace is an essential that I am happy to have as part of my freelancer kit.

I work on projects at Tech Town one of the sweetest workspots for remote & freelance people such as I that I have ever had the pleasure to work at. The vibe here is golden! Check out their site and you will see what I mean.

Work Bench at Tech Town
Here’s where we design it up!
Tech Town Coworking Space in Midtown Detroit
Tech Town: The dream factory