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GRAIN TO GLASS

2021-12-01T10:08:43-05:00

December 2021 Photo of Ann Arbor Distilling Company By Michael Fox Tucked away just a block west of Main Street, in the north side of downtown Ann Arbor, sits the Ann Arbor Distilling Company (A2DC). In an industry dominated by large factory-produced and conglomerate-owned spirits, A2DC is a rare and refreshing exception. You may very well have sipped a cocktail on the patio at the tasting room, or enjoyed a bottle of their spirits at home, but there is a story behind every cocktail and every bottle. A2DC was created in December 2015 with the mission to create world-class spirits right [...]

GRAIN TO GLASS2021-12-01T10:08:43-05:00

THE “RETURN” OF THE DINING ROOM

2021-12-01T10:08:50-05:00

December 2021 Photo on Unsplash By Tiffany Edison The idea of “open concept” living spaces, once the most desired floor plan amongst the majority of Western families looking to relocate or remodel, appears to be going by the wayside. I’m not sure if we can attribute this trend to the pandemic, however; many of those whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my design practice the past few years appear to be craving more “separate” spaces in general. There was a wonderful book written by Sarah Susanka a few years back titled The Not So Big House, in which [...]

THE “RETURN” OF THE DINING ROOM2021-12-01T10:08:50-05:00

A WHISPER IN THE MOMENT CAN ECHO THROUGH A LIFETIME

2022-01-17T16:47:48-05:00

December 2021 Photo on Pexels By Shell Phelps As women, we strive to find our voice, whether it’s with our family or in our professional careers. We are emotional beings who just want to be heard. There are times we feel compassion and offer a softer and gentler whisper in conversations with other women because we often speak in a kinder language behind the curtains. We steal away moments to connect and to stay uplifted.  In professional settings, we must mask our feminine whispers, as they may be mistaken for weakness and the inability to be a successful leader. Career women [...]

A WHISPER IN THE MOMENT CAN ECHO THROUGH A LIFETIME2022-01-17T16:47:48-05:00

COSMETIC SURGERY AROUND THE EYES: WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?

2021-12-01T10:09:01-05:00

December 2021 Photo on Pexels By Alon Kahana, MD, PhD We would all do well to be better listeners. In medical practice, much of the diagnostic process relies on good listening skills. In my estimation, 75-90% of a diagnosis is made by listening to the patient, and the final 10-25% comes from a physical exam and various tests to assess and confirm the clinical suspicion. In a cosmetic plastic surgery practice, the first step of any evaluation is to listen to what the patient is aiming to accomplish, and what their priorities are. There’s so much misinformation and so many false [...]

COSMETIC SURGERY AROUND THE EYES: WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?2021-12-01T10:09:01-05:00

LISTENING WITH THE HEART

2021-12-01T10:09:08-05:00

December 2021 Photo on Pexels By April Lynn James, PhD Quite often, Spirit works in roundabout ways to set us upon our path.  How I got into 18th-century music is one such example. I had grown up singing Mozart, Handel, Bach, etc. in our church choir, but by my teens and twenties, I was definitely into the Beatles, rock, and pop music. For some reason, I was also into the Porsche 928S, and prized my Matchbox car version of one that was painted a beautiful turquoise blue. One day while watching TV, I caught an ad for this car; after a [...]

LISTENING WITH THE HEART2021-12-01T10:09:08-05:00

MAKING SPACE FOR JOY

2021-12-01T10:09:14-05:00

December 2021 Photo by Bob Foran By Marji Wisniewski I always enjoy sitting down with Sarah Whitsett, our fierce and inspiring publisher of The Brick Magazine. I know that she’ll always surprise me with something that she’s up to now. Working with someone like Sarah who empowers and entrusts her team is so refreshing. I enjoy our yearly December interviews and encourage everyone to take a few moments today and reflect on their 2021 year. Did you give space to what brings you joy? 2020, 2021…2022! Here we are at the end of 2021 already. I feel like it was just [...]

MAKING SPACE FOR JOY2021-12-01T10:09:14-05:00
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