Downtown Grand Rapids – stores to remember

My friend, the wonderful Mary Lou Smith, read my “Signs You are a Grand Rapids Native” posts (Part 1 and

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Even More Signs You Are A Grand Rapids Native (Reader Comments!)

I have more signs that you are a Grand Rapids native to pass along! (You can read the original article,

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23 Signs You are a Grand Rapids Native:

I’ve seen several “You know you are from Grand Rapids” lists lately, but not all of them seem like they

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If I’m Gone Too Long…

I miss the river. After being out of town for business, the first thing I did was grab my dog

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You Might Pack Up Everything And Move To Grand Rapids After Watching This

I love this video about Grand Rapids: Here’s a fun fact: I have a quick cameo of sorts! At 1.29 you’ll

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Under The Big Top

This is a post about a grocery store, but it is also about how I have changed. The grocery store

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Why Grand Rapids?

I’ve lived in Grand Rapids all my life. In fact, the city and I have grown up together. I remember

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Great Advertising is More Than Selling

This almost two years old now, but I just ran across this Cannes Lion Award-Winning Advertisement, “Three Little Pigs” by

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Small Homes Tell Big Stories

I recently saw this article on My Modern Met: Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home Idaho-based architect Macy Miller

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Telling Tales

My love of great stories stems from childhood. My mother was an elementary school teacher and she taught me to

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