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We picked up two loaves of bread the other day from one of our favorite local bakeries, Great Harvest Bread Company. Let me tell you, there are few things more singularly delicious than sinking one's teeth into a soft, freshly baked piece of bread. And when it's challah or cinnamon bread, two of my favorites...well, it's like a little slice of heaven here on earth. :) As we enjoyed a little break, my husband made a passing remark which went something like this...'just six things'. Now if you knew my hubby, you would appreciate that he is a man (17 comments)
How to Avoid the Trade-In Trap When Buying Your New Home! - 03/27/09 03:19 PM
With interest rates dropping to their lowest levels since 2004, the home equity loan re-finance bug is itching a lot of folks again. As we approach the Spring Market which traditionally swings into full gear around March, home buyers will be able to take advantage of low interest rates and a large inventory selection of homes to buy as well. If you currently own a home and intend to sell it, it's important to coordinate your transactions properly so you do not find yourself making two mortgage payments. Failing to sell one home before purchasing is a tremendous source of financial hardship to many home (40 comments)
Guess Who Came For Dinner? - 03/25/09 08:22 PM
Last night, I attended a huge dinner party. Our neighbors at the Temple Emanuel invited members of the greater Grand Rapids community to attend a Model Seder. I had never been to a Sedar celebration before although I am very familiar with the old Testament story of the Jewish Passover. The invitation was posted in the local paper and my husband and I registered to attend. The hall was full when we arrived. The tables were set with the symbolic foods and each table had at least one member of the congregation present to answer questions and welcome the guests. Rabbai Michael (15 comments)
The Future is Bright For Some... - 03/25/09 05:40 PM
Have you ever written an epistle in a comment on someone's blog and then wondered...hey, why didn't I just write my own blog post? Lately, I've run across some really interesting articles written by thought leaders in the real estate community. This blog post by Sherry Chris entitled "The Future is Bright for Some, But Not All Will Get It..." arrested by attention. Wouldn't you like to know what she thinks will determine the future for our industry? I did. After all, this a lady who has been very instrumental in creating one of the most exciting new brands to emerge upon (6 comments)
When you take a look at things in black and white, you see things in a different way. This past year, I've taken several snapshots of a variety of areas in Grand Rapids, MI and converted them to black and white images. This slide show done with Real Estate Shows captures some of these images which are as diverse as a giant cabbage rose at the Fulton Street Farmers Market to a downtown highrise taken from and adjacent parking ramp. To view more of my images from my walk-abouts in Grand Rapids, Mi....vist my Flickr profile. (9 comments)
In Search of the Shrinking Middleman... - 03/19/09 07:18 PM
The disappearing act seemed to take place while I nodded for a minute... I found myself waking up to a world in which full service was replaced by self service. Which meant that I was pumping my own gas, checking out my own groceries, figuring out how to get the best deal on a car rental online or talking on a telephone to a computer which was pretending to be human. As this transition transpired, the service person whose job it was to make my life just a tad easier was doing a rapid fade into black... Seth Godin opined about this (32 comments)
Passing the soccer ball correctly is perhaps the most important skill set that budding soccer players have to master. It is often the Pass, not the shot that enables the scoring of the goal. In soccer terminology, that pass is revered...it even has a special name. It's called an Assist. Passing the ball correctly and accurately allows a good team to dominate the playing field. One of the drills which our sons practiced over and over was called "touch & pass." I'll be honest with you, when I first saw this particular play in operation on the field, I didn't like it. (40 comments)
What It Means to Live in Full Bloom... - 03/07/09 01:19 PM
One thing is certain about thorns, they're not hard to find! I love roses and have tended them in my garden for many years. Although I've used all sorts of gloves of varying degrees of thickness, more often than not, the thorns win. They just seem to have a way of finding some part of my body which is exposed even when my hands are protected by gloves. I've sometimes wondered why one of the most beautiful flowers on the planet, the rose, would have a stem which could wound so dramatically? I don't know the answer, but according to this (20 comments)
Lessons from the Winchester...The Art of Releasing the Exceptional! - 03/03/09 06:56 PM
Have you ever bought a book because of just one chapter? Or gone to a restaurant because you just love one singularly scrumptious dish? I have...I bet you have too. In a world of plenty and an overwhelming abundance of choices, standing out from the crowd is an important part of business survival. This past week, we drove downtown to check out a new restaurant offering in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. We'd heard about the Winchester from some friends. The Winchester is a new gastro pub located on 648 Wealthy St. SE. Some friends had urged us to check it (16 comments)
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