After attending a fundraiser for Cass Community Social Services, I couldn't wait to settle down with the book written by Faith Fowler, the founder and pastor. I had met her at another soiree, but this time there was a book and I had to buy it and get it autographed. The night was an incredible success in all ways-elbows were rubbed, money was raised, flesh was pressed (who, me?), with plenty of good food and libation.
I dug into her story immediately upon arriving back home. The late hour plus a full belly, allowed me to only get about 3 chapters in. By mid morning I was finished. The story outlines Faith's 20 year involvement with the Cass Corridor programs, church, and it's people. She is a visionary that has done everything you can imagine to create and expand a program for the homeless. She has unselfishly organized food, jobs, clothing, education and spiritual guidance for anyone who needed it. The chapters are short and to the point and filled with Faith's wry humor. Wonderfully warm and personal. I found it very inspiring and renewing reading about someone who has actually made a difference. Please read about her/and or her book if you get the chance.
And I can't wait to see all the new murals and street art going on downtown. I love the color and creativity happening. I plan to get down there and check it out while the weather is still warm. And did you hear that there was a tiger on the loose at the Packard Plant? Really? I can't imagine the risk of having that feline there just for a photo shoot. Ridiculous. Someone could have been killed, all for the sake of a 'ruin porn' setting. I remember when there was a cow that escaped the knife at Eastern Market, but that was a whole another situation. That bovine had every right to be on the run. At least the tiger thing ended well, and maybe a lesson was learned. Maybe...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Cheryl and I will continue to solve the world problems over large Bloody Mary's. I'll let you know what we come up with! xo