A Texan's view on moving to Detroit


There's so much overstatement about Detroit — whether it be condemnation or praise — that it's actually pretty refreshing to hear somebody speak plainly about what they find interesting. We found just such a blog post over the weekend from a recent transplant from Houston to Detroit. Some of the things that strike the newcomer aren't surprises (abandoned houses) and some might be (the "Michigan left"), but it's a likable little piece, a one-minute break on a busy Monday. The writer doesn't get everything right (our troubles began long before the Great Recession) but it's the thought that counts, right?

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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