This is one of the places where I work. It's in the basement of an old house in Birmingham, Michigan. Fly-over country to some of you. Metro Detroit to those of us who live here. I've lived in this house, on and off, since I was 12 years old. There were sojourns in graduate school in Indiana, a brief stay in Seattle, and 10 years in Brooklyn. But in the end, I came back to the house, the basement, the neighborhood where I'd grown up and, eventually, a job. A few years ago, my friend John, a terrific designer in his own right, remodeled this space, putting up the sliding panels. I like seeing artist's studios, even the clutter and mess. When moving around, I step carefully.