Bio

A few conversation starters, incase we’re ever in an uncomfortable situation:

-I love basketball. Specifically, Michigan basketball. Especially when they’re the number one team in the nation. I think Trey Burke will win POY, I think we will win the Big Ten championship and if Tim Hardaway stays consistent, I think we have a legitimate shot at that “One Shining Moment.”

-I have an extensive journalism background and seriously considered it as a career for quite some time. Catch me on a day where I’m in Ross or Org Studies class and I’ve had to read ANOTHER case study and I will admit to you that sometimes I wonder if I’ve made the right decision.

-I have a wide appreciation for many different types of music. Alternative, rap, instrumental, indie, hip-hop, electronic, etc. However, I ABSOLUTELY HATE COUNTRY MUSIC. It physically pains me to listen to country. UberFacts tweeted the other day: “Social psychologists have found that the more a city’s radio station plays country music, the higher the suicide rate becomes.” Makes complete sense to me.

-Speaking of Twitter, I love it. Follow me at @cbedway..simply so that I will be able to follow you. I think you can learn a lot about a person from their Twitter account and I enjoy hearing the diverse perspectives, awkward situations and general complaints that my peers have.

-I absolutely love the city of Detroit. I am proud to be from the metro-Detroit area and even more proud to be a part of a family that has owned a business in the city for the last 50 years—through it all. I know there’s a lot of opinions out there and it’s hard to know what to think, but I am here to tell you all that Detroit is on the rise again. Laugh, scoff, I don’t care. This is serious. In as little as 5 years Detroit is going to look so different. And in 50 years, when Detroit’s is no longer seen as a work in progress but simply one of the great American cities and the entire city is named after Dan Gilbert, you can remember this post.

Something Over My Head

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/189WcK/:CCX7Xfgx:HYT.iuxs/www.graphicpoetry.net/spirits.html/

 

Okay, so you have to hit the next button a few times to understand where I’m coming from, but most poetry (especially poetry with so few words) tends to go over my head. I respect poetry, but I secretly hate it at times. I think this comes from the lack of understanding. It’s embarrassing that I am so passionate about writing and struggle so much to understand the meaning of many poems, but I’ve learned to accept it. I actually tried writing poetry for a bit during middle school because every single teenager attempts to release their angst in this fashion, but it just made me angry. I knew what I wanted to say and how I felt but I couldn’t think of a rhyming word or a line that was the right length. I felt like I was losing all of my ideas. So I just started writing them down as if I was having a conversation with someone. So in a weird way the poetry that goes over my head made me the writer that I am today. But back to the assignment, short poems like this always seem to go over my head.