Tag: Eclectalife

Arbor Brewing Company’s Dart Boards Back in Action!

Arbor Brewing Company’s Dart Boards Back in Action!

Back in March, I posted a blog entry about a trip my wife and I took to our beloved Arbor Brewing Company on St. Patrick’s Day. Unbeknownst to me, it was picked up by a local online newspaper called The Ann Arbor Chronicle and was on their front page for several days under their “New Media Watch” section. I happened […]

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Sparty On! – A Bit of Cheer for a State of Depression

Sparty On! – A Bit of Cheer for a State of Depression

It’s a bright sunny day in southeastern Michigan today. Yeah, we’re reeling from 12+% unemployment. Yeah, our automotive companies are the latest whipping boy for what’s wrong with the U.S economy. Yeah, our two biggest newspapers are not even delivering every day of the week anymore. But today, for one day (or hopefully TWO!), we’re putting that all aside to […]

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I Love Ann Arbor

I Love Ann Arbor

My wife and I moved about two and half years ago to be nearer to Ann Arbor because it’s truly one of the most awesome Midwest towns. It combines the excitement of a university town with progressive liberal politics and sprinkles the whole thing with awesome restaurants, pubs, and places to shop. One of our favorite hangouts is the Arbor […]

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Two in Two Million – Our Inauguration Adventure

Two in Two Million – Our Inauguration Adventure

Mrs. E has put together an AMAZING slideshow using her own photos (with a few of mine) and music and recordings we made during our trip. It’s 20 minutes long but I think you’ll enjoy it. Grab a beverage and enjoy… (Click the image below and it will take you to a new page where you’ll need to hit the […]

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Mr. & Mrs. E’s Inaugural Odyssey

Mr. & Mrs. E’s Inaugural Odyssey

Several weeks ago, Mrs. E, with the help of our good friend Lynne Schwartz, transacted a poster deal with the organizers of the Michigan Ball in Washington, D.C. for 3,000 posters to be handed out as gifts to all of the attendees. Once that happened, it was pretty much a cinch that we would go to the inauguration and, of […]

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US Healthcare Policy Squelches Entrepreneurship

Watching the phenomenal success of my wife’s Photo Mosaic Poster of Barack Obama has me thinking a LOT these days about the nature of entrepreneurship and how it truly is a significant engine of economic prosperity in this country. Small start-up companies, single-owner businesses and other fledgling enterprises, when they are successful, spread their success like ripples in a pond. […]

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Mr. E: BadLuck SchepRock

After managing to navigate a big time blizzard and a massive ice storm over the holidays in my snazzy new car without any serious incidents, I pulled out of my driveway this morning & 10 seconds later a school bus full of kids plowed into me and smashed up the front left side of my car. It’s now in the […]

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Guess What Santa Got Me?

Guess What Santa Got Me?

One of these: We just re-upped with Sprint but positively hate our new phones and the service where we live is ridiculously bad. Since Mrs. E is running her business out the house, this just isn’t workable for us. We’ll probably end up taking a bit of bath on it initially getting out of our contract but once we combine […]

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EclectaChristmas Wishes

Merry Christmas to my blogworld friends. Here’s my gift to you. It’s a YouTube of our family last year, playing Christmas carols. I’m the bald, goateed douchebag playing the mandolin (as opposed to the bald, goateed douchebag playing the sax, that’s my bro-in-law). It’s not good. You were warned. I’m just sayin’…

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Fire and Ice: Travel Woes Strike Again

Remember our Thanksgiving trip to St. Louis from Ann Arbor? Sure you do. That’s when my car caught on fire and completely burned up. Well, Christmastime inevitably means a trip to see the fam and so yesterday at 7:30 a.m. we found ourselves on the road to St. Louis again. Yeah, yeah, we heard about the potential for some freezing […]

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I Want POWER and I Will Be Ruthless

I had the distinct pleasure in taking part in Community Organizer training this past weekend put on by the Moses Organization, an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation. As some of you may know, the Gamaliel Foundation is where President-Elect Barack Obama first got started as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. In fact, Mike Kruglik, the man […]

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