Local teeter totter enthusiast "Homeless Dave" transcribes
conversations he has with people while, what else, teeter tottering.
This one, with Kyle Cambell from the DeMattia Group, is an interesting
read about Midtown Detroit and Ann Arbor's relationship to the region.
HD: So psychologically, for you, how do you think of
Detroit and its relationship to Ann Arbor? When my wife and I were
trying to decide if we wanted to actually move to Ann Arbor or not, one
of the plusses that we actually wrote down was its proximity to
Detroit, a big city, we can take advantage of whatever it is that
Detroit has to offer. And then we moved to Ann Arbor, and I dunno three
or four years later, we woke up and realized, Gosh, we haven't been to
, why is that? And I think there's not an
orientation towards Detroit as a part of our general mental horizon
here in Ann Arbor. It's already over
the horizon, as far as most of Ann Arbor is concerned.
KC: That's very true. Growing up here, we
rarely went to the city. That's why it's such an adventure for me every
day is seeing what's in that city! But yeah, Ann Arbor is kind of
isolated from Detroit, and other cities in metro Detroit, Livonia and
Warren. You know, it is southeastern Michigan, but it's isolated.
HD: I mean, if you look at it on the map, though, it's not.
KC: Oh no, not at all. It's a
straight shot down I-94, it takes about 40 minutes. It's no problem
getting there. But people just go in there for their baseball games and
come right back.
Read the entire conversation here.