Journeyed from Western Michigan to Eastern Michigan...to the University town of Ann Arbor. How are University towns generally strongholds of culture? Perhaps it's simply that the bulk of people are exploring life, themselves, each other, their world, etc. University towns are typically refreshing...
Holly and I had a spare few moments, so we caught Good Night, Good Luck, which was a fantastic film. A McCarthy-era black and white film about censorship, corporations funding the news, and some daring souls seeking to present truth even when it went against the cultural and financial grain.
Then we were part of an experimental church service. First time I have sweared into a microphone in a church. Felt strange, but freeing to share my story in its truthful form.
Got some good sleep and then had breakfast with our friend Wendy. Learned about Counter Culture Coffee and how many of the FAIR TRADE COFFEE practices are not all they seem. Certainly coffee with that label has a certain amount of regulation that went into the production and purchase of it, but it doesn't always mean that it was the best-crafted situation. This coffee company is big on relationships and developing sustainable methods in farming for coffee farmers. All that to say, find out where your coffee comes from and who grows it and what the relationship with the farmers is like.
Some interesting exchanges in conversation the last couple days. Some things that I'll blog about in the near future. Today, we're off to Ohio to see Paula and do a house show with her. Sweet.