The Rapidian


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.


Hello 10x10 Challenge, goodbye Ramen noodles

Submitted 08-28-2012 under VOICES

As part of the 10x10 Eat Local Challenge, I give up Ramen noodles and search for cheap locally sourced food options.


My selfish reasons for taking the Eat Local Challenge

Submitted 08-23-2012 under VOICES

How I plan to use the Eat Local Challenge to save money while supporting the local economy and community.


Why I'm taking the Eat Local Challenge

Submitted 08-15-2012 under VOICES

For me, eating local is not just a trendy thing to do -- it's the right thing to do. Here's why.


So this is Grand Rapids: Summertime

Submitted 06-15-2012 under VOICES

Join me as I explore the newness of Grand Rapids’ summer.


Diversity: embracing one's own and respecting others

Submitted 04-17-2012 under VOICES

My hope is that one day, this world will live love and respect one another, to do and act as we were put here on this earth for. To do God’s will and goodwill to all mankind.


Jasperse Gardens returns to Fulton Street Farmers Market

Submitted 03-29-2012 under VOICES

The Jasperse Family began selling flowers at the Fulton Street Farmers Market in the early part of the 20th century. The Our Goodness is Growing campaign provided an opportunity for the family to be part of the market again and to revive memories of growing flowers--and family.


People I've met while riding The Rapid

Submitted 03-20-2012 under VOICES

As a regular rider on The Rapid, I've met many interesting people and even learned a few lessons.


Gifts from the ArtPrize community

Submitted 09-20-2011 under VOICES

With my birthday on the eve of ArtPrize 2011, I'm reflecting on all the gifts I have received from ArtPrize. More than a chance to appreciate art, ArtPrize has provided many opportunities to my family.


Getting in, fitting in and having fun too

Submitted 09-19-2011 under VOICES

Sometimes the reason we don't enjoy more may be because we don't believe we'll fit in where the fun is.