Saturday, May 05, 2007

Aging with the city

I am growing old with Ann Arbor. Since I have been here, there are two new apartment buildings, one new School of Public Policy complex, and the Business School and Museum of Art are on the path of getting their new structures. That’s just form the side of the new. The central thing is really a different one. I am worried about the old.

One of my very first graduate seminars took place at the Frieze Building, the old Art School/Department of Linguistics/Film School building. As of now, there is no more Frieze Building. Time has taken it away.

I have been in Ann Arbor long enough to learn from a building that does not exist anymore. I have been here long enough. I am aging with Ann Arbor.