An acquaintance posted on Facebook that she was looking for someone in our town who could appraise her mid-century modern furniture.Read More
This week marks my ten-year anniversary. It was 15 degrees on Sunday, January 20, 2008, when a fire broke out in my condominium complex and about wiped out my business.Read More
Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we have been having a record cold spell. Temps in the minus before you factor in wind chill.
Not being the outdoorsy—or crazy—type, I decided to spend time going through my two “cantry” shelves of spices and seasonings. (It’s not a pantry; it’s only deep enough to store cans one-deep. Hence the name cantry.)Read More
University of Rochester researchers asked 1,000 people about 400 everyday habits—ranging from singing in the shower to swearing—and found potty mouths tend to have higher IQs.Read More
As a child, I was a voracious reader. (Still am.) One of my favorites was—and is—Harold and the Purple Crayon, a 1955 children's book by Crockett Johnson. Harold, is a curious four-year-old boy who, with his purple crayon, has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it.Read More