I probably should have linked this in the previous post, but on second thought, no: It deserves its own blinking arrow. Jim Griffoen, aka the blogger/photographer proprietor of Sweet Juniper, has another aces dispatch up, another heartbreaker about Detroit abandonment, in this case the zoo on Belle Isle. In a post that starts with a dead deer, moves on to a stray dog, touches briefly on Kwame Kilpatrick’s to-the-bone corruption and winds up with a series of haunted photos, Jim is one of those writers who makes the Web worth it. (Unlike, say, the Daily Beast. Zoos. Beasts. Huh.)
If I were a hiring editor at the Free Press or News — if there are any left — I’d start peeling off $100 bills to let the papers publish him 48 hours ahead of his own blog. Not that it would ever happen. But I can dream.