life lessons

Graduate From College, Wind Up In The Emergency Room

Graduate From College, Wind Up In The Emergency Room

On occasion, when my wife tries to hold my hand she rubs it in such a way that I have to pull away. It’s a subtle, yet periodic reminder about the day after I graduated from Michigan State University

When was the last time your boss really embraced who you are?

When was the last time your boss really embraced who you are?

As I shared one overarching story about how I’ve had a history of bringing on chaos in my life from bouts of drinking too much, my eyes welled up and a few quiet tears surfaced. 

How I discovered my future at a beer and food pairing

How I discovered my future at a beer and food pairing

I’m going to rewind, and start at the beginning. It was June 11, 2015. My good friend, respected mentor and straight, non-stop hustler, Eric Hultgren, was throwing a little beer and food pairing event called Session in downtown Grand Rapids at The Cheney Place. He was kind enough to invite me as his guest. Hosted beer and food: a no-brainer.