Meet a FLATmate: Coming to Port in a Glacial Lakebed

SIMON After high school, I spent two years sniffing the emissions from the Schwann factory outside my college town of Marshall, MN. Being a blue dot in a red sea, I left to seek new perspectives and moved in with a mad scientist in Evanston. There, I took a break from studying philosophy and readied…

Meet a FLATmate: Cats, Coffee, and Corvids

CHRIS I appreciate cats, coffee and corvids and I try to walk the fence between tame and domestic. Now in my third year at UM, I’ve been attracted to the FLAT since my arrival. After five glorious years of vehicle living I come to the FLAT excited to be part of the community it fosters….

Meet a FLATmate: String-picking and Corn-shuckin’

TESS Hailing from North Carolina for most practical purposes, I have an affinity for the Appalachians. Its rich porch-sitting, string-picking, and corn-shuckin’ are cultural traditions that greatly influenced my life and are values that I hold dear to my heart. The cliche, “work hard, play hard” is perhaps my aspired life motto. I aim to be diligent…

Meet a FLATmate: Forging a New Path

SOPHIE Born in Missoula, raised in the Wild – some may say that I am all-around just a little bit different. If I am not tending to the chickens or wandering aimlessly through the garden, you may find me planning my next adventure. I believe travel is key to gain new perspectives, and it allows…

A Love of Food

DAVID Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the wilderness encompassed forests preserves, patches of prairie, and the occasional excursion to Wisconsin.  However the city introduced me to a large diversity of food ranging from the creations of culinary artists to the often glutinous joys of street food.  After finishing my degree in Psychology I…

Meet a FLATmate: Connecting Points

RACHEL Stars become a constellation with a little imagination. Drawing lines and a bit of squinting reveal that seemingly unconnected points are part of some bigger, dynamic system. I graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration and minors in Spanish and Anthropology. Over the last several years, my work experience has ranged from butterfly wrangling…