• Regarding Your Application

    The email was both expected and unexpected. Subject: Regarding your application.“Thank you so much for your application to XXX. Unfortunately, we are not able to fund your application, but we want you to know that we are inspired by your commitment to your art and for the sacrifices you’re making to pursue it.”Are you harboring …

  • Night of the Little Departed Angels: Detroit 2011

    Marta lights the candles on the first of November for Itzlali. In other houses, on streets north of the train yard in Southwest Detroit with names like Fern and Magnolia, bright skeletons cut from jewel-toned tissue paper line the windows of the red brick flats. Families prepare for the Day of the Dead, laying out …

  • Update: Elegy for Our Home in Detroit

    I am overwhelmed with the response from people who have read “Elegy for Our Home in Detroit.’ Thank you for you many comments and kind words, it is very encouraging.  If you would like to ask me any questions about the story, please comment here, message me on Facebook (elisasinnett) or write me an email …

  • Soldado Hermano

    One of the Quakers at Meeting on Sunday told of a Liberian child soldier that he met that is now doing peacemaking in American schools. I started thinking of when I was volunteering at the Detroit Windsor Refugee Coalition, and one of the refugees couldn’t sleep and talked to me all night. I am not much …