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Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4: How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce?

March 25th 2015

Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4:  How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 25, 2015)   Divorce can be hard on children at any age. But for elementary age children, the process can cause developmental delays and significant emotional distress. This […]

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business

March 24th 2015

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business (Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, Chazzano Coffee, March 24, 2015) My wife, Lisa, and I made a mistake. We should have involved her in the business from the beginning instead of allowing her to spend more time with the kids. That’s a difficult thing to say out loud because […]

Guest View: Governor Snyder and Direct Control

March 24th 2015

Guest View: Governor Snyder and Direct Control (Bill Boyle, March 24, 2015) Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order that moved the state’s school reform office from the Department of Education to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. That may be one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever written. But, as a […]

A Poem by Sparrow

March 23rd 2015

A Poem by Sparrow (Sparrow, March 23, 2015) when we are at ease first-class is second-nature.

Guest Column: Let’s tear it up! The front lawn, I mean…

March 23rd 2015

Guest Column: Let’s tear it up! The front lawn, I mean… (Lucas Harrison-Zdenek, Ferndale Permaculture, March 23, 2015) I was recently asked to give a talk for the Ferndale Garden Club. I was told I could choose any topic I wanted, as long as it was relevant to gardening in some way. I’m an average […]

Poem: Something to Think About by John Wirth Jr.

March 23rd 2015

Poem: Something to Think About by John Wirth Jr. (John Wirth Jr., March 23, 2015)   Something to think about Sometimes you may say I think therefore I am But the more you meditate pray Or just quiet your mind The deeper you go into your heart You realize that it’s flipped around and actually […]

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2015

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2015) The most commonly mentioned memory from one year ago today was that the Oakland County Courthouse was full of love. A one-day window of opportunity gave 322 couples in Michigan the chance to legally get marriage […]

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4: How does an Infant React to Divorce?

March 22nd 2015

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4:  How does an Infant React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 22, 2015) Sometimes a new child can push a strained relationship to the breaking point. Other times the divorce was in the works long before the child was born. […]

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23

March 18th 2015

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23 (Blumz Press Release, March 18,2015) Puppies are a lot like flowers, they make everyone smile and bring joy to our world when they are around.  Blumz by JRDesigns loves both flowers and puppies, so we found a way to combine them.  We […]

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position

March 18th 2015

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, March 18, 2015) The State Board of Education today selected Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston as the next State Superintendent.  Current State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is retiring at the end of June. “Brian Whiston, of all our very […]

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