The Rapidian

Voices

Dear Silver Spork, It's not you... It's me...

Submitted 05-06-2013 under VOICES

My food truck memoir, with memories and lessons learned in the two years running the Silver Spork as a new resident of Grand Rapids.

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Plans for Grand Rapids hostel still in the works, but ideas are evolving

Submitted 04-21-2013 under VOICES

Founders of the anticipated Stay Hostel are learning and rolling with the punches as they struggle to get vision off the ground.

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I'm not making this up

Submitted 04-05-2013 under VOICES

Growing up and growing more confident without cosmetics.

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BARE showcases a cappella music to benefit Cook Arts Center

Submitted 04-04-2013 under VOICES

Musicians and spectators came together this past Saturday for a night of simple music.

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Finding Home premieres with music from Valentiger

Submitted 03-29-2013 under VOICES

I reflect on a decade of original music set to film at the red carpet screening of the Michigan-made, Finding Home.

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Coworkers take icy plunge into raising funds for Special Olympics

Submitted 02-25-2013 under VOICES

Two coworkers team up to participate in the Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics.

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Educating children about invasive species

Submitted 02-20-2013 under VOICES

Two high school students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science share their experiences while teaching first graders about invasive species.

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The ones in the middle: our experience as citizen journalists

Submitted 10-29-2012 under VOICES

As a fire blazed in a home just doors down, Rapidian citizen journalists captured firefighter's efforts. This is citizen journalism. And I am proud.

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A walk on the quiet side: Revisiting Blandford Nature Center

Submitted 09-18-2012 under VOICES

Experiencing Blandford Nature Center after visiting 20 years ago and exploring the discoveries of today.

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Taking the 10X10 challenge only made sense

Submitted 08-30-2012 under VOICES

I discuss the reasons why taking the 10X10 challenge was a win/win for me.

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