It is kind of strange that I feel the way I do – but it is not surprising that I feel the way I do either..I have been living in Michigan for the last 10+ years and it now officially is the second most lived state. I have spent 18 years in Tamil Nadu and I recently touched the double digit mark for Michigan. And the feeling I was referring to has got nothing to with this magical figure of 10. It is to do with the general state of economic affairs here. I was at the Detroit Zoo this past weekend and was heartening to see some local corporations support the cause of our Zoo sustenance. I also learned about the recent voting to increase taxes to support increasing maintenance cost at the Zoo. I welcome that – Yes, I favor increase in taxes where it matters. Like a true liberal…
Coming to the state of Michigan itself, I am proud that I am still sticking it out in spite of having no real roots here – in traditional terms. The state needs all the support that businesses can give. A recent news item talked about how the state has been throwing sops at film makers and how, so many new movies are now scheduled to be shot here. Welcome incentive indeed!
Jeff Daniels, is a spokesperson for the state – beyond Chelsea and its neighborhood.
I certainly am impressed with the “Upper Hand” promo…The logo has made its mark!
As the whole country sails through these hard economic waters, this great state is pretty much in the bottom of many “nation’s worst lists”. But hopefully in the next couple of years, there will be some “green” shining on this side too.