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I’m Jack! The Pumpkin King!

The smell of hot, buttery popcorn, fresh oranges and slices of watermelon filled the Saturday morning air. Every since I’ve known, it has been a tradition in our family to frequent the Eastern Market on Saturday Morning, taking in the aromas of freshly picked fruit and gently picked flowers. The feel of the crowd rushing…

Halloween costume ideas

The older you get, the harder it is to come up with an exciting costume for your Halloween festivities. So here are a few of my suggestions in no particular order that don’t include a nurse or french maid outfit. 1. Lady Gaga. With so many different looks to choose from, it’s easy to put…

Join TweetUp Kalamazoo for a haunting good time

When we heard the Kalamazoo social media community was getting into some ghostly good fun, for a good cause, we had to reach out and learn more about it. Sure, if you follow #tweetupkzoo on Twitter you’re probably familiar with the events and activities this group does to ensure online friends have a chance to…

Rethink ‘Evil Dead.’ Catch the musical at City Theatre

As an avid horror movie fan, I’ve long wondered how you turn the Sam Raimi-directed cult-classic Evil Dead into a hilarious comedy set to song. But the creative characters behind Ferndale’s Who Wants Cake theatre company figured it out. And the outcome is enjoyable and utterly hilarious. Who Wants Cake are currently presenting Evil Dead:…

Math for Dummies.

So I’m back at Wayne State for what I hope is my final year.   I only have 3 classes left and barring any issues I should graduate in May 2011. One of the classes I am taking over these 2 semesters is Math/Algebra.   If you want to fill a returning student’s heart with…

What a Hot Getaway!

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to travel with my sister to El Paso, Texas to visit my niece and her husband.     While there my wonderful niece treated us to an overnight stay at a hot springs spa in (get this) Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.     Only about an hour and…

Can’t find the right stylus for your iPad? Make your own.

What does the foil insert from an Orbitz chewing gum box, the foil wrapper from a Clif bar and a piece of conductive foam, all have in common…they’ve all been used to handcraft a homemade stylus for use with an iPad. The first question is why make your own? There are stylus for the iPad…

Jeff Dunham’s Identity Crisis

No, I don’t live in a cave. I’m just not that familiar with the global comedy phenomenon that plays with dolls and can talk without moving his lips.   The new millennium’s version of Edgar Bergen, comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, will be making a pit stop in Kalamazoo. I haven’t seen him on the late night…

Democrat or Republican? Be Careful How You Vote

Should you care what party your favorite candidate is from?   You bet you should. I’m not trying to tell anyone which candidate or party to vote for.   What I am promoting is that you learn as much about the party your candidate comes from as you do about the candidate.   I used…

Enjoy Every Season

As we bid goodbye to summer, some of us, including myself, feel a little tug of sentimentality.   It’s getting dark way too early, the windows are only open for a few hours a week, and while I didn’t send any little ones back to school, I myself headed back to the classroom.   Gone…