That’s Not a Cushion, That’s a Mattress Store

That’s Not a Cushion, That’s a Mattress Store

Most people have a level in mind of how much money should be on hand in savings or checking so they feel comfortable.  This cushion can vary widely from person to person based on their own life experience and what feels right.  As a practical matter, I believe that 3...
These CD’s Pay Amazing Dividends

These CD’s Pay Amazing Dividends

I grew up in a home with music, but I have come to learn that not all homes had music.  Some homes had TV noise in the background, others had animal noises, and others had children yelling and laughing.  It is natural for me to hear music in our home now and I love...
When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Recently we met with a gentleman (we will call him Arthur) who was looking for some help with his approaching retirement.  This is not anything new to us.  It is exciting for us to see a person approaching this milestone, but they may be approaching it with...
Kindness 2.0

Kindness 2.0

You may remember my blog from March 2018 A Man, A Motorcycle, and his Mission.  It was a post about this crazy guy (Leon Logothetis) who made it his mission to travel around the planet on his WWII motorcycle relying entirely on the kindness of strangers.  It...
Reframe Your Day

Reframe Your Day

If tonight, when you lay your head down on your pillow, you have to recall the day’s events and activities to determine which moment was your favorite, could you do it?  I bet you could, and I bet you should.  Our lives have become a blur of things that we...
Rediscover Detroit

Rediscover Detroit

Although I grew up in Traverse City, there were five years that I lived in the Detroit area just before and just after we were married, 1987- 92.  By then, Detroit had lost the first-place position of murder capital of the nation, mostly due to the mass exodus of...