From the natural world around us to the business world you’re part of every day, I deliver timely, accurate and relevant news articles. My speciality is business news, especially in west Michigan. I have nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer, as you’ll see from the diversity of articles on this site.
Research is: Finding facts, collecting the important information and putting it together in a way that makes sense to everyone – even people who don’t know anything about the topic. It may be unexciting for some, but I love searching for information.
When I’m not writing or reading, I’m working on games – games with dice, games with cards, games with miniatures, and many more. My games have fond audiences across the country and around the world. Keep checking back – I’m always updating and adding new games for everyone to enjoy.
Today I attended a meeting of the Grant Writers Roundtable out of Grand Rapids, where in just an hour's speech I learned about resources I didn't even know existed. Admittedly, a few were Grand Rapids-based, which means they're not helpful in Kalamazoo (despite what the news stations claim, there'sMore info »
Southwest Michigan once had a few reliable sources of news, like Channel 3 (WWMT), the Western Herald at Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo Gazette, a newspaper I never had the opportunity to write for, unlike the first two. The rest of the news came out of Grand Rapids. Mostly, itMore info »
Like a lot of bloggers, I keep promising to keep the website and blog updated but let the time slip away. That's not happening now - I've got a plan for how to keep the blog up and running. First, though my website is a home for both professional writing and gaming material, this blog will beMore info »
While I'm working on getting this blog up and running regularly, I'm also looking at all the possibilities I have to offer. I am a notary public, and carry around a personalized stamp just for that purpose. It's not something I use all that often, but it's convenient for a lot of documents, andMore info »
I was in Toys R Us the other day, looking at what's on the shelves (haven't done that in months - I like to see what's actually available, instead of what's breaking online). I saw the newest edition of traditional Monopoly has a cat playing piece, presumably to go with the little dog. ThatMore info »
This is a piece from an entertainment website, but it's appropriate for journalists - only about 50,000 news writers left in the U.S., with dismal incomes. That's one reason (the main reason, really) I'm not in the field any more, though I am trying to get back into freelance writing. WritingMore info »