As I write this, the world is experiencing a virus pandemic. I wondered, at one point, if we should still publish this issue. After some thought, my team and I decided to go forward and fulfill our commitment. Then, the “stay at home” order was issued, and all of us felt uncomfortable … what do we do? Well, as you can see, we pressed on – and we hope you will find time to enjoy it.
When we started producing this issue, the world was a different place and at this writing, the future – even the future of My City Magazine – is a bit uncertain. In unsettling times, we turn to things that comfort us, things that give our lives a feeling of constancy, that everything will be okay. We hope that MCM is one of those things.
Looking forward to brighter and greener days ahead, this issue includes our annual Home & Garden section, as well as the spring issue of My City Wellness, dedicated to Alternative Medicine. Now is the time when we should consider all the ways we can be healthier. Of course, we feature local Arts, Eats, Sports, Success, History and Fun – all the great content you look for each month.
In these challenging times, maybe we’ll find renewed regard for our first responders: police, firefighters, EMTs, right down to the person delivering food to your car or home. Maybe we will look at our neighbors and respect them as we would like to be respected, and things we took for granted may be cherished again.
My hope is that you and your family, friends and neighbors come through this horrific event safely, and that all of us pray for and remember those who don’t.
Flint has been through some tough times. I could list over a dozen devastating events that have affected all Flintoids, Flintstones. We have been negatively portrayed on the front page of every newspaper and several magazines. Though our lives may be forever changed, there is one thing of which I’m certain. Like the phoenix on the cover – the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal – the resilient and resolute citizens of Greater Flint will survive. Failure is not an option.
Once again, FLINT WILL RISE.
Thanks for reading.
PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF