IS LIFE DESTINY, OR DO WE CREATE IT?

2019-08-27T08:02:38-04:00

Photo by Mrs. Brown on Pixabay By Morella Devost One July morning in 2005, while meditating at sunrise alone in the red Arizona desert, I had the most profound experience of complete understanding in my life.  It happened while attending a retreat at Eden Hotsprings, a very special place in the middle of nowhere. I had slept in a tent in the general camping area the first night; but after watching the sunset from the top of a hill on the second evening, I decided I belonged out under the stars. For the next two nights, I slept on that hill, [...]

IS LIFE DESTINY, OR DO WE CREATE IT?2019-08-27T08:02:38-04:00

AN APPLE A DAY…

2019-08-27T08:09:22-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Alison Corey There is nothing like being a Michigander in autumn. It is far and above my favorite season with the crisp air, sunny skies, and the colorful leaves that litter the ground. Harvest season is in full swing, and the numerous apple orchards and cider mills in the area open their doors to quench our cravings for crunchy apples, sweet cider, and donuts. One of our favorite family traditions is to head out to the apple orchard on a warm Sunday afternoon and bring home a bushel of apples. It’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon [...]

AN APPLE A DAY…2019-08-27T08:09:22-04:00

MARRIED TO MICHIGAN: QUALITY TIME WITH SARAH HARBAUGH

2019-08-27T08:29:40-04:00

It’s not every day that we have the chance to peek behind the curtain at the life of someone who is so well-known. As one of our most requested interviews at The Brick, we were excited to land time with Sarah Harbaugh. Sarah Harbaugh is married to former NFL player Jim Harbaugh, now coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines. We found it unsurprising that she’s as down-to-earth as so many of our readers are. Her willingness to let us see what it’s really like to be in the spotlight is a great reminder that behind the enormity of celebrity, very [...]

MARRIED TO MICHIGAN: QUALITY TIME WITH SARAH HARBAUGH2019-08-27T08:29:40-04:00

O’ZAPFT IS! IT’S LEDERHOSEN SEASON

2019-08-27T08:06:18-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Every year since 1950, in the city of Munich, German, the mayor busts open a barrel of beer with a hammer to kick off a two-week long celebration. You’re probably aware of what this is, of course. I’m not here to insult anyone’s beer intelligence. But for the record, Oktoberfest begins in September, and has done so since 1819. It lasts two weeks. There is a lot of beer flowing, to put it mildly. These days, it’s taken on a serious touristy edge, complete with carnival-style rides and whatnot, but it remains one of the best [...]

O’ZAPFT IS! IT’S LEDERHOSEN SEASON2019-08-27T08:06:18-04:00

PROJECT 1 BY ARTPRIZE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EXHIBITION ARTISTS

2019-08-27T18:10:20-04:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PROJECT 1 BY ARTPRIZE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EXHIBITION ARTISTS Amanda Browder, Heather Hart, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Olalekan Jeyifous, and Paul Amenta and Ted Lott to produce new public artworks for “Project 1: Crossed Lines” September 7 - October 27, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MI; March 14, 2019 — Project 1 by ArtPrize, the first in a series of citywide exhibitions of public art taking place in the years between biennial ArtPrize competitions, today announced five artists and collectives commissioned for its debut this fall. Project 1 will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Sept. 7 to Oct. [...]

PROJECT 1 BY ARTPRIZE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EXHIBITION ARTISTS2019-08-27T18:10:20-04:00

LETTING GO OF THE DAYS

2019-08-27T07:56:24-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Madeleine Forbes We try so hard to capture time—to hold it fast in schedules and calendars. We assign our days the productivity we believe we are entitled to: this deadline, that goal. Each minute, a ticked-off task. Each day, an accumulated trophy cabinet of habits and rituals.  And yet, time eludes us. Well, perhaps I can only speak for myself here. However good my intentions, however impeccable my planning, I invariably find myself defeated, at some point, by its slippery ways. An hour swallowed by Facebook, or another inexplicable slippage of the perfectly-balanced productivity schedule.   I’m slowly coming to [...]

LETTING GO OF THE DAYS2019-08-27T07:56:24-04:00
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