Projects


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Jan 2019
Rundown of Michigan record labels

Written by  Nolan Krebs dizzybird records  (Grand Rapids) — Coming up on its one-year anniversary, dizzybird records is the brainchild of Nicole LaRae and Brian Hoekstra. LaRae and Hoekstra have made a lot of headway in dizzybird’s short lifespan, with a focus on fuzzy, dreamy garage rock. The label has released music from Grand Rapids’ own Heaters and Dear Tracks, Gringo Starr (Atlanta) and Las Rosas (Brooklyn), as well as a full plate of records scheduled for 2016.  Double Phelix Collective  (Kalamazoo) — Double Phelix is an ass-kicking collective of musicians and......

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18
Mar 2018

CNN’s Carl Bernstein says that people close to President Trump are saying that he is determined to shut down Robert Mueller’s investigation. It takes a lot of guts to stand up for your principles. It takes a lot of guts to stand up for the truth and decency. It takes guts to stand up to a bully. Enough is enough! Too bad the rest of the Republican party cannot stand up for these ideals, with the exception of John McCain and Bob Corker....

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18
Mar 2018

Senator Jeff Flake remarks on Senate floor condemning President Trump’s attacks on the media. Senator Flake begins his remarks saying, “Near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote “we hold these truths to be self-evident”. So, from the very beginning, our freedom has been predicated on the truth.” Also in his remarks, “We are told via twitter that today the president intends to announce his choice for the “most corrupt and dishonest” media awards. It beggars belief that an American president would engage......

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18
Mar 2018
5 Years after installing Solar Panels

Is Solar Worth It? 5 Years after installing Solar Panels, I Share what I learned on my Journey. My first piece of advice, is to buy less panels than you need, and slowly add to your system over time. These panels are getting more and more efficient, and cheaper by the year. I paid $10,000 for 5 235w panels for a total system of 1,175watts. But now, I could get 10 305 watt panels for a similar price.  So if you’re interested in solar, consider getting a small system now, and building......

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