Stumbling Out of the Gate
Hey, friends and readers.
Thanks for stopping by The Mitten, a blog dedicated to exploring the unique cultural landscape of Michigan’s lower peninsula. For those of you who don’t know, my name is Quinn Strassel. I used to write for a blog on OurStage.com where I also worked as an…”on camera personality“…or “broadcast journalist” depending on the given day and assignment. That was in Boston.
I have since returned to my hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan. In an attempt to reconnect with the people/music/food/etc. of my home state (while simultaneously reconnecting with the act of writing and making videos) I decided to start a blog covering its underground/indie cultural happenings and phenomena.
Due to circumstances involving, strangely enough, a video that tangentially relates to Michael Jackson’s death (post coming very soon), I’m opening the blog a little ahead of schedule. I appreciate suggestions and patience as I get it all together.
P.S. Isn’t the mitten above the greatest mitten you’ve ever seen? It was photographed by a really cool artist named Sarah Skeen. Apparently, her mom sewed it in home-ec class as a thimble cover many years ago. Sarah also has a blog AND makes jewelry which you can buy (along with photo prints) at her Etsy store. I highly recommend her work.