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Blessed are the IT Professionals

I promptly forgot my Apple ID and password the day I got my first smartphone, and so I haven’t gotten a new app in about 4 years.

On Grand Rapids’ Not-So-Rapid Bus—And Why I Love It

Riding the bus requires a release of control. The person using a wheelchair has the priority now; whatever my plans were, they can wait. We’re both riding the same bus, and we’ll get there when we get there.

A Toast to “Things”

Here’s to people and their things. Here’s to not liking sports and to nose piercings, to back tattoos and bro tanks, to longboards, to reading the newspaper each morning with a cup of coffee.

I Wish I Had Said Something

He’s just one guy, he won’t be around forever, and he’ll probably never run into a black person for the rest of his life. No harm, no foul, right?

“Natural History Psychedelia”: Alexis Rockman’s “Great Lakes Cycle”

These works are about as subtle as a trainwreck, but they are surprisingly fun, despite their depressingly urgent call to take environmental responsibility.

“Why Did You Wait?”

Of all the regressive, fear-mongering, cynical, hateful, and unethical positions to which the Republican party has hitched its wagon, the vilification of refugees and immigrants is among the most loathsome.

Seen & Heard: Festival of Faith and Writing

Seen & Heard: Festival of Faith and Writing

by | Apr 12, 2018

It’s a FFW live blog from your local friendly post calvin editor! This post will be updated throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for wise words and cheesy English major feelings.

I Took the Cedar-Strip Canoe Down the Most Remote River in Michigan… in the Winter

I Took the Cedar-Strip Canoe Down the Most Remote River in Michigan… in the Winter

Getting into the river was a comically tedious process. Everything was covered in a foot of snow, and the banks were mostly iced-over.

A Love Letter to Chimes

A Love Letter to Chimes

Local journalism can disappear without so much as a cry these days, and typically with only halfhearted protestation by the community.

Leaving Home in Search of Home

Leaving Home in Search of Home

Most people say that I shouldn’t let anything hold me back from doing great things. But I don’t have much desire to do great things. What are great things without the small things?