“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it” -- John Locke, 17th century English philosopher.
* The Center for New Opportunity, a start-up incubator launched by some positive-thinking folks in Lansing, gets a nice write-up on The Atlantic Cities website. New phrase learned today – “low profit corporation.”:
* The Traverse City area seems to be struggling with a side effect of popularity – rising rental rates.
* Mini-grants help some food businesses at Detroit’s Eastern Market. (And if you have never been to Eastern Market, take the time. It’s a gastronomic and people-watching extravaganza.):
* Michigan looks better than plenty of other states in this map of voter participation, but that’s about the best thing you can say when so many citizens do not avail themselves of the power of the vote: