Monday, July 19, 2010

A Tale of Two Shootings

Somehow these two shooting incidents — one in Flint and one in Grand Blanc — manage to illustrate the seemingly ever widening gap between urban and suburban life in Michigan.

1 comment:

  1. Having lived on Kimberly Drive in Grand Blanc for a decade plus in the 70's and 80's, I don't recall a woodchuck problem or any neighbors toting .22 caliber rifles for any reason. Guns and sub-divisions are never a good mix. Kristen


Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at