I was just in Detroit for Rosh Hashanah with the bf’s family, and man oh man is that an exciting place. So much hope! So much promise! And yes, so much that still needs to be remedied. Still, it was mighty nice to see the city from the perspective of civic-minded community builders instead of ruin pornographers.

So great was my inspiration that I wrote about what I saw for the Toronto Standard, focusing on how Toronto could benefit from Detroit’s brand of forward-thinking collaboration in these currently semi-trying times (I say semi-trying because, really in the grand scheme of things, they aren’t so trying–yet, anyway). Let’s hope optimism is actually contagious, as the wise man once said.

I can’t wait to go back.