Who is the guy with the sign?

November 13th, 2021
By Christopher Shilts.

You may have seen someone holding a sign downtown with this websites address on it. If so, that was me. Thanks so much for visiting my site!

As of this writing, I’m 35 years old, and have lived in Manistee for 25 years. My parents and I moved up here from Ludington when I was 9. I’ve seen a lot change in a quarter of a century. The downtown has taken off, which is amazing to see. Frankly I was getting pessimistic about that, when it seemed like 1 in 5 store fronts where shuttered.

Anyhow, I want you to know that I don’t always write about fringe stuff. I’ve been on a bit of a binge lately. I think part of it is the general feeling of alienation I’ve been trying to work through. I honestly don’t feel like this is the country I grew up in. But I’ll try to write something different next week, if only to break out of the habit of being so grim.

Thanks again for visiting.

~Christopher Shilts

Editor in Chief of Manistee Speaks.