The Rapidian


Join me: From photographer to photojournalist to storyteller

Submitted 05-15-2013 under VOICES

The Rapidian gave me real world experience as my training ground as a photojournalist and writer.


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.


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.


I'm not making this up

Submitted 04-05-2013 under VOICES

Growing up and growing more confident without cosmetics.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.