Archive for July, 2008

That Floaty Feeling Again…

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Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, July 14, 2008

The only thing I want to add here is that I really, really hope this isn’t prophetic because I do a lot of work in the healthcare industry. But booms tend to bust, and there certainly is a lot of air pumping up the healthcare bubble right now….

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Crazy Credit Crunch…

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Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, July 7, 2008

It’s all at once terribly frightening and comfortably reassuring on the day you realize that nobody in any profession really, really knows what the hell they are doing. Case in point: Bankers. Oh sure, they appear to be very knowledgeable and secure in their spiffy tailored suits sitting bolt upright behind their manicured desks. But as it turns out, they are frumpled messes casting about for clues just like the rest of us. A year ago bankers would practically visit you in public restrooms to stuff cash in your pocket, taking with them used urinal cakes as collateral for the loan. Now, well, you have this week’s comic. The pendulum swing has been radical, to say the least.

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Great Lakes Compact Sends Message to Rest of the World…

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Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, June 30, 2008

Michigan has been described as the Saudi Arabia of fresh water. Now Michigan and the rest of the states and providences that share the Great Lakes are taking positive steps toward limiting the shipping of water from the region. Read about the details. I guess that would make it the OPEC of fresh water. Can’t wait for the time when Presidents of the United States drop by to grovel….

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You’re Making That Face, Mom…

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Originally published in the Grand Rapids Family magazine, June 2008

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Van Andel Arena and Deltaplex Folks: Please Read This!…

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Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, June 23, 2008

For a¬†handful of Grand Rapids Business Journal readers, this cartoon was very, very funny. I sure hope they read it….

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