What I call “laughin’ and scratchin’, I’ve been doing a long time. I grew up in Chicago, and the long and winding road of radio brought me to Kalamazoo in January of ‘87. Had an awful lot of fun at one special radio station, next door, but like Tom Brady, let’s see what we can do here. Both my sons were born here. Michael lives here and is a long time Rocker listener, and David is now living the dream in Chicago, hoping to be a comedy writer. Proud to say they're my best friends, as is the love of my life, Kathy, the hottest woman alive.
Beginning Monday, There’s a New Way To Certify Your Unemployment
While unemployment figures are starting to looking better, one aspect of the whole Coronavirus pandemic that just keeps on giving people still seeking unemployment benefits. And now there are changes in the way Michigan is beginning to verify whether job seekers are actually actively looking for wor…
Kalamazoo Virtual Arts Fair A New Way To Celebrate Art, Artists
As we slowly move back to "normal", this weekend will be an interesting test and example of that, with the weekend activities that have supplanted somewhat, what used to be known as Super Saturday for so many years, and then more recently, June Jubilee.
Jeopardy Contestants Failed To Answer Easy Detroit Red Wings Question
I know. I know. I live in Michigan. Of course, I should know this "question" from Jeopardy. But how in the name of Art Fleming could three really smart geniuses not know that answer to this question?
Much Ado About Nothing? WMU’s Logo Update Has Some Alums PO’d
As if we didn't have enough things to disagree about and get angry over; now it's the letter "W", as in the Western Michigan University logo.
Three Businesses That Should Go Into the Alamo/AMC Movie House
With a spirit of optimism beginning to envelop us all, what with the slow ending of the pandemic of 2020, I've turned my focus to resuscitating projects left for dead in wake of the pandemic. There are a fair number of properties that are now up for sale or lease around Kalamazoo, having been l…
Have You Noticed Gull Road is The ‘Wash Capital’ of Kalamazoo?
The running joke around Kalamazoo for the past few years has been how every empty building is becoming a credit union. Well, it's no joke, but Gull Road from Riverview in Kalamazoo all the way to Meijer in Comstock Township is the "wash" capital of the county if not the entire Midwest…
There Is Always A Catch As Dealer Offers 99 Cent Lease on EV Leaf
I know, I know, I know. There's is no such thing as a free lunch, and "if it sounds too good to be true, it is." But this offer did perk my eyes.
Grand Rapids’ St. Cecilia’s Plans Eclectic Folk, Jazz Show Lineup
Most people have varied tastes in music. You may prefer one type over others, but still have an appreciation for something eclectic at times, like folk music or jazz. This is why St. Cecilia's in downtown Grand Rapids is such a gem.
The Current Kalamazoo Worker Shortage Is Temporary Or A Crisis?
I got an email today from a local organization that's looking for volunteers for a major public event coming up in a week to two. And it got to me thinking, are we fully grasping what is going on in our society and economy?
Food Sampling Back At Michigan Costco’s; Will You Take A Bite?
I saw a blurb today that Costco stores in Michigan and across the country will begin offering their food samples on a tooth pick again in June. The popular food tastes will be phased in gradually at more stores but all stores should be doing handing out those morsels by the end of June.