Yesterday I linked to some potentially good news about Detroit . . .
. . . but the bad news keeps on coming. See "Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment" or "Going Without Water in Detroit".
And this is moving eulogy for the Detroit that was.
To live in Detroit is like having religion—it requires faith in unprovable and sometimes irrational things. To live in Detroit is to live in hope, and when people live in hope they have to ignore some things that they know are true. That’s just how hope works.