Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” recreated in Dominos

June 24, 2012 by  
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Do yourself a favor and watch for 2 minutes.  Awesome.

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eggless strawberry buttermilk ice cream à la jeni’s

June 21, 2012 by  
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simmer down! {a food lover’s blog} – recipes, local food and life in detroit

As I write this, it’s 10am and temperatures are already in the mid-80s. I’m sitting outside and there’s a pleasant breeze, but I know I only have about an hour (if I’m lucky) before things become unbearable and I have to take shelter. It’s expected to hit 95° today, and we haven’t yet put our […]

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What am I afraid of? Kid, you don’t know the half of it

June 20, 2012 by  
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We were in the car the other day, my son and I.”Mom,” he said. “What are you afraid of?”What am I afraid of?  Ugh. He has no idea. Frankly, I wish I didn’t, either.I’m having surgery in a couple of days – I’m not a good patient. I have a very low …

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Friendship Redefined

June 19, 2012 by  
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I’m a huge advocate of social media (as you know) and how it has impacted the way brands market.  I love the connections that I’ve made from using Facebook and Twitter.  This blog has given me a platform to share my thoughts on faith, fatherhood and marketing.  Social has expanded our reach to across the […]

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Summer vacation isn’t just for kids – parents love it, too

June 15, 2012 by  
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My eyes flew open at 7 a.m. today, and I could feel the panic rising even before I sat up in bed. Okay, okay, I told myself. So we missed the bus. Not the end of the world. I’d get everyone up and going, fix a quick breakfast and …Oh, wait. No. …

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My awesome wallet

June 8, 2012 by  
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I get more compliments on my $12 Mighty Wallet than on any piece of clothing I’ve ever bought. Proof of the amazing power of the PB&J sandwich to connect people.  

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Putting makeup on your company

June 8, 2012 by  
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People work to look attractive, because it gets you what you want.  You buy fancy clothes, put “product” in your hair and makeup on your face, covering up blemishes and accentuating features in an effort to appeal to the world by showing the best version of yourself. If you’ve ever seen one of those celebrities […]

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My Alma Mater gives a shout out

June 8, 2012 by  
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GVSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation just put out an article about founding a company in college, using me as the example. @GVSU_CEI was formative in the creation of my current company, Varsity News Network.  They’re a young CEI, and they certainly have room to grow, but they’re hustlers. Lead by Kevin McCurren and Shorouq Almallah, […]

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New Kindergartners Day brings on wave of nostalgia … or is it more like envy?

June 7, 2012 by  
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Timmy the Timberwolf should have tipped me off.Timmy is the mascot for our elementary school, and he was out the other morning at the front door of the school, smiling and waving in his furry costume. I was hurrying back to my car, wonde…

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What a leader looks like: Honoring Mike Jandernoa

June 6, 2012 by  
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One of the leaders of the West Michigan entrepreneurial community was honored today.  Mike Jandernoa is the guy responsible for taking Perrigo from a $30M private company to a $2.5BN public firm. I could go into his philanthropic resume, but that’s all over the net (his mentoring organization, for example).  Suffice to say he is […]

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