Quarantine Blog

Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty-Five

Yesterday took so much out of me. It took me most of the day to work through what I’d call that op-ed that I wrote on my brother. Today I spent some time researching where I could send it to maybe get it published, but it was overwhelming. I still almost felt wrong trying to

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Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty-Four

My Brother Zach Got Arrested and I Watched the Twitter Video While getting ready to open a beer last Friday evening at Susan’s house, there came a buzz from my left front pocket.  It was my brother, Zach, FaceTiming me.  I answered the call and was immediately met by hundreds of faces and backs of

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Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty-Three

I did my first interview of quarantine today. A forty minute phone-call with my brother, who lives in Detroit. He told me the story of the cities on-going marches. And how he got arrested for peacefully protesting. And that’s going to take some work to get done right. Because, god, there’s a lot to say.

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Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty-Two

We’ve all seen the news. Fires in D.C, Chicago, New York. Closer to home in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Detroit. There are, however, moments that have brought us more joy than anger. The movement is making strides. Change is happening. And it won’t stop so long as we keep fighting. . That being said, today I

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Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty-One

I’d like to make this platform one that we can share. There is not a widespread reach here. It’s mostly not escaped my own circle. My own community. But I know that if we keep up the work that we’re doing here, it has the capability. If you can get me in touch with people

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Quarantine Blog, Day Eighty

Everything that you’re about to read is directly from U.S. Press Freedom Tracker @uspresstracker “OUR LATEST DATA AS OF 9:30PM ET JUNE 4 *300+ total press freedom incidents* 49+ arrests 192 assaults (160 by police) 42 equipment/newsroom damage Assault category breakdown: 69 physical attacks (43 by cops) 43 tear gassings 24 pepper sprayings 77 rubber

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Nine

You think things are going back to normal. You wake up and brush your teeth.  Take a shower. Start coffee.  Then sit on your couch. Get on your phone. Scroll through Twitter. Post by post, And remember in horror that everything is shit. You remember that you’re neck hurts from the nights sleep. You remember

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Eight

When countless people around the globe start to rally for a cause because it hasn’t been fixed at home is how you know they are not what they so often claim to be.  They are not the greatest country in the world. They are children wearing suits and ties, and bullet proof vests. They are

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Seven

If You Want To Be An Ally You Have To Do More Than Post A Black Square. Educate Yourself. Some Places To Research and Donate George Floyd Memorial Fund Reclaim the Block Minnesota Freedom Fund Campaign Zero Unicorn Riot Black Visions Collective Know Your Rights Campaign Communities United Against Police Brutality American Civil Liberties To

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Six

An Update On Yesterday’s Blog: The Black Lives Matter peaceful protest, that was set for the streets of Traverse City this coming Saturday, has been canceled. After numerous threats to the hosts of this event online, they decided to make the hard call. I happen to have a few screenshots of the words that were

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Five

There’s a Black Lives Matter protest at the State Theatre in a week from today. Saturday, June 6, 2020. Starting at noon on Front Street. I’m not the one organizing this event, but you can bet your ass that I’ll be there, and I’ll be documenting. I won’t share your face if you don’t want

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Quarantine Blog, Day Seventy-Four

God, what do I even say today. After everything that’s been going on. What could I say that hasn’t been said by people more intelligent than me. By people more well-versed than I am. People that have more right to talk about it than I do. I’m twenty-one, working on a college degree, living in

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