More Signs of Life from My Former City
You can leave Detroit, but it never leaves you. That’s true for me anyway.
My wife and I moved to the Motor City six months after we got married. I had been offered my first Art Director position at the Detroit Free Press Magazine. We arrived in the middle of a February blizzard that neither of us will ever forget.
The rest is a story for another time, but the point here is that, for better or for worse, the Detroit experience is unparalleled — at least in this country. You’ve likely seen the images and heard the stories of urban decay, crime, and corruption, but there’s really nothing that compares to living in it. I’m a fan of the city, though, and continue to follow its evolution.
And that story seems to be on a little bit of an upswing lately. At least that’s what I thought when I watched A Girl's Guide to Detroit, directed by Amanda LeClaire and Andrew Miller.