Category Archives: personal


I had the honor of attending the first TEDx Grand Rapids last week. There was only seating for about 500 people, so you had to apply to attend and then be picked by one of the organizers. I was delightfully … Continue reading

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Remembering My Grandpa Lane, the Introvert

My Grandpa Lane recently passed away, and I was asked to say a few words at his memorial service. I thought some of you other shy, quiet, introverts might get something from what I said, so here it is. — … Continue reading

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The recent trend at Thanksgiving has been to stuff various animals inside of other animals. So I got to thinking about how I could stuff other Thanksgiving foods inside of each other, and I came up with this recipe for … Continue reading

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Ten Year Anniversary Mini-Vacation in Saugatuck

On September 2, 2010 my wife and I celebrated ten years of marriage, so we decided to take a mini-vacation over Labor Day weekend to Saugatuk. On Saturday, the dogs were kenneled at the Woodland Hospital for Animals. We hadn’t … Continue reading

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Choice Georgie

Anyone who’s talked to him knows that 26 month old George is quite a character. He’s really expressing himself lately, and we can understand a lot more of what he says. Here are a few recent amazing and funny interactions … Continue reading

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