Man-sized Jenga

May 28, 2012 by  
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How about some man-sized Jenga for Memorial Day? No more puny, child Jenga, Lowe’s will hook you up. Next year we’re using 4×6 for maximum manliness. I can’t be certain, but I’m pretty sure our troops would be proud.

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Negotiations in West Michigan

May 26, 2012 by  
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I was in an experimental negotiation recently in which two people had made a deal. I then offered each of them more money than they had previously been offered, if they would break their deal and deal with me instead. Each said no. I then offered each of them substantially more money, and they still […]

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Defining the Brand: Loyalty or Acquisition?

May 25, 2012 by  
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Like most mornings before I get my day rolling, I check the internets and see what’s going on.  Lo and behold, my buddy Bryan Willmert shared this article about gamification from Mashable.  In this article, we are presented with the game mechanics needed for customer loyalty: Define the “grind” – a clear and easy-to-understand action as […]

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Gr8pevine and Your Website

May 24, 2012 by  
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“How does Gr8pevine work on my website?” We’re glad you asked! As you know, Gr8pevine will be available for usage June 1st! After an organization has created their fundraising pages (this can be used for donations, events and memberships), there … Continue reading

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Baseball field is no place for mother’s intuition

May 22, 2012 by  
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A chilly rain was trickling down, and I was standing in the grass, watching as my son grabbed a bat and walked confidently to home plate. He’d been doing so well on his baseball league – I really had no reason to worry.But suddenly, I was worried. Call…

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Trip to Indy Speedway provides bonding time for dad and son

May 19, 2012 by  
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Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, and it was wonderful. But last Saturday was Father’s Day – actually Father-Son Day, and it was pretty great, too.That was the day my husband and son traveled down from our home in Michigan to Indianapolis for the Indianapo…

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What’s Blooming?

May 11, 2012 by  
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There’s a lot that’s green in my garden, and I’m thinking that it would be a perfect weekend to plant a few more items as well as getting out there for “the BIG weeding”. In some ways I suppose the spring-weed is cathardic. You pull and pull all of tho…

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Jose Pistoles – Bandito Radio

May 7, 2012 by  
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I met Joey P early in the beginning of my DJing days, when I was still very wet behind the ears, but very eager to learn. Joey was one of those people who were always glad to impart their knowledge on me, as well as instilling in me a sense of pride in both the […]

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[intoDetroit] The Detroit Egg debut tasting party

May 6, 2012 by  
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A couple of weeks ago I got a strange invite on Facebook to an event called “Detroit Egg tasting party at my house”. That’s a weird one, right? The invite was from Norm “DJ Meph” Witte III, one of our very own contributors. The Detroit Egg was his baby, and he was ready to unleash […]

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Our World

May 1, 2012 by  
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In the early months after we lost Hadley, during those foggy seconds of awakening, I would realize my life all over again. The air in the room would be sucked away and my feet would feel too heavy to lift out of bed. Each and every morning at 6 a.m. I would then go through [...]

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