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Ground Foundation - Footing #1 - Northern Michigan

Ground Foundation – Footing #1 – Northern Michigan

I would like to introduce to you a few firsts… 1 – The first official Ground Foundation Footing! Located in northern Michigan, it’s just a short walk from the Grand Traverse Bay and on the bank of Kids Creek. A footing is support point for any foundation, and as such, this location will be the first of many physical supports… Read more →

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Solstice

Solstice

Winter solstice is my favorite day of the year…. After months and months of losing light every day, today has arrived! The day that begins an amazing trend of longer days! I love it. No really… I love it! I celebrated with a ski less than 5 minutes from downtown TC. It was a great afternoon that was long overdue… Read more →

Another GR fix

Another GR fix

Anyone who has been in contact with me lately knows how much I’m loving TC… But when the opportunity arises to hit my old stomping grounds of GR, I leap at the chance… What a great city… Arguably the queen of Michigan, it is certainly, at the very least, a fantastic place to fade into obscurity within it’s hopping nightlife…. Read more →

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for feasting after the long hard harvest… A time to stuff your belly with the freshest food available, laugh with friends and family, have a sip of your favorite libation, And then sleep… A lot! This year was no different. Hosted by culinary masters Jeremy and Becky, It was an amazing weekend filled with laughs, food,… Read more →

A snowy November hike

A snowy November hike

This weekend I was taken for a little walk around some of the beautiful sites accessible along the Bordman river… It was a crisp and serene afternoon walk. The area we were at was the Brownbrige lake basin. It was once a dammed reservoir that was removed 2 years ago. Apparently, as the story goes, when the engineering team proposed… Read more →

The northern light

The northern light

In the brisk chill of early evening in October, on the 45th parallel, perspective on life seems to find you. When it does, that is a good place to sit and find your center with loved ones. There is a certain calmness that grows from the Ground here. It is the kind of place where you can absorb a lifetime… Read more →

TC

TC

After one week in Traverse City, I have decided, it is DEFINITELY the place for me to hang my hat for a while. It’s a small town feeling, where it seems everyone knows everyone, but there are big city options when it comes to business, culture, sustinace, and libation. As I was walking toward my first meal with Brian and… Read more →

Northern Bounce

Northern Bounce

After a few weeks bringing in the fall at the lake And working by the fire It’s time to make another hop… This time north. My sights are on Traverse City. I’ve always loved the area and can’t wait to spend some time getting to know the city! Hopefully I will find a spot to hang my hat before my… Read more →

Harvest

Harvest

Harvest Gathering was spectacular this year! For those of you that don’t know what it’s all about, it’s a musical gathering on the Earthwork Farm in Lake City, MI. It’s just an excellent event, put on by excellent people, featuring excellent musical talent (local and otherwise), with excellent local food. The main stage is in the old barn and is… Read more →