A Grand Rapids man created a mobile phone app that works with local restaurants. It allows users to get discounted food and give the profit to charities that feed hungry kids.
Recently, I finished the NYT Bestselling book by Paula McLain, “The Paris Wife.” “Sometimes I wish we could rub out all of our mistakes and start fresh, from the beginning,’ I said. ‘And sometimes I think there isn’t anything to us but our mistakes.” Needless to say, it was pretty phenomenal. But the purpose of […]
I posted the print version of this story a few weeks ago. Here is the completed video version!
This is a segment I produced for GV Today about what’s so great about ArtPrize. Well, a lot of things actually, but take a look!
The other day, I finally got some professional head shots taken for my resumes, profiles, business cards, etc! But naturally, being the born camera ham that I am, I had some fun ones taken too. So heres a few form the shoot! Enjoy my face!
Yesterday, I interviewed Tom Sheerin. He is an ArtPrize artist known for creating large bird sculptures and other art from used metal. This year, His “Bird of Prey” is made from machetes and knives. “I started it because I saw how the layered knives looked like bird feathers. So this is what I did with […]
This just grabbed me. Via Buzzfeed: A journalist rescued a woman injured in a shoot-out between armed men and the police.This is why journalism matters. Not to be an extra hand in rescue, obviously. But to tell what happened, the stories and lives of other people outside of ourselves. These pictures are stunningly terrifying, sure, […]
By the time he was halfway up U.S. 131 to Mackinaw City, Steven Brown knew he might have taken his crazy idea a little too far. There was no turning back at this point. But after 13 hours, 492 miles and $2,500 later, he was the new CEO of his own business. The hot dog […]
Ok, a little explanation though. My first friend from High School to be getting married asked me to stand up in the bridal party with her. Now, Nicole doesn’t do anything less than ultra-glamorous. For her bachelorette party this past weekend, we competed in “Bridesmaid War,” a series of obstacles and challenges put on by […]
A new candidate has announced his candidacy as a write-in for the Detroit mayoral race. His name? Mike Dugeon. Yes, that’s a direct aim at a certain other write-in candidate, Mike Duggan. Mike Duggan, former Detroit Medical Center CEO, has been gaining quite a bit of support for his write-in campaign for the office. But […]
Have you ever been in a slump? Down in the dumps? Stuck in a rut? Or some other similar cliche about being in somewhere icky. Yes, I said icky. My point is, sometimes when things are going really, really well, we forget why they are good. Routine can be a good and a bad thing. It’s great to be […]
I had the chance this afternoon to speak with Michigan’s Balloon Sculptor during my Michigan Radio – NPR internship. I walked away feeling like I just spoke with someone who had a lot more about life figured out than I did.
So, today in Chicago, I had to re-create the iconic “Carrie hailing a cab” photo. But hey, I actually needed the cab! So it totally worked!
When does it happen for you? That, Ah-ha! Moment? Well, I for one cannot answer this for anyone. And really, I’m not sure I can even pin point it myself. But what I do know, is it happened. It clicked. My go-to anecdote is that I made my first magazine in 3rd grade. Basically I […]
We never did get to go in the Catacombs. 😦
Day 2 in the A 2. Clever, no? Ok I’m finished with the Ann Arbor name puns. So my goal from the week was to find a part-time serving job within walking distance of my house. Two days later and voila! It’s almost as if I have a person up in the clouds who provides for […]
“I’m not going to write a post with the word “new” in the title. That’s dumb and uncreative.” …Which, granted, I held to that. Yet, that’s seriously the only word to describe the past few days. Two days ago, I moved to Ann Arbor: home to the great University of Michigan and the place where […]