I’m not riding my bicycle to Detroit but I am taking it with me to go to the U.S. Social Forum which starts today! So much to see and learn.
I’ve never been to Detroit and I’m curious to see how this city works. I want to know how people get by and how see the improvisations made when services are cut.
How does the 11th largest city in America exist without a grocery store?
I won’t have too much time for writing while I’m there but I’ll try to get some work in.
I’m heading up there today with a pack of other Pittsburghers and Pittsburghettes in a van powered by veggie oil.
Wish me luck — my last trip in a veggie oil vehicle was in a school bus that broke down permanently on the side of the New Jersey turnpike!
Your present and future friend,