Archive for April 2019

Please, take this idea: Traffic Jam and the Push-up Jar

They say you should never shop for groceries when you’re hungry. I think the same warning should apply when writing the “Please, Take this Idea” series. Today I have two food-inspired “appetizers” that I’m combining into one idea feast the same way I used to do at Applebee’s with buffalo wings and mozzarella cheese sticks. The first idea is... Read more »

Is "cheers" the coolest way to end an email?

Is "cheers" the coolest way to end an email?
The hardest part of writing an email is every part of the email. And it’s weird because email combines one thing I like (writing) with another thing I like (talking to people) but when you combine those two things together, the whole thing is as uncomfortable as a sandpaper swimsuit. The struggle begins right away... Read more »

Coffee as a backup plan

Coffee as a backup plan
There is a little coffee shop in downtown Holland, Michigan called Lemonjello’s. I got really into this place during my sophomore year of college. I would stop by every day and order their iconic yellow mug of coffee or one of the special $5 drinks. After about a week, I started wearing a baja sweatshirt and was dangerously close to... Read more »
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