What I See When I Run: The Grand River Overflows Its Banks

When you get a lot of snow, and then you get unseasonably warm temperatures and lots of rain, your rivers, creeks, and streams run out of capacity to hold it all. Unfortunately, that’s happening in Lansing right now. While I was out running tonight, I took a moment to capture the scene along the Grand River in downtown Lansing. I didn’t get to cover much of the waterfront, as plenty of the non-motorized trail along the river is already underwater. Nonetheless, I did get an image to share.

There’s a non-motorized trail that runs along the waterfront by the Lansing Center (the building at the right, for those of you who may not be familiar with Lansing, MI). The fence is immediately adjacent to the trail; based on its appearance, I’d guess that trail is at least a foot under the river, and maybe as much as two feet.

The water is still rising.


Bad Song Parodies: “The Safety Dance”

I work on contracts related to grants programs. I also occasionally replace words in songs with other words that aren’t usually great. The following may or may not have been written on my cubicle white board yesterday morning. By me.

We do grants ’cause we wanna.
You can leave your friends behind,
‘Cause your friends don’t dance,
So they don’t get grants,
And they’re no friends of mine.

One of my co-workers is now calling this “Safety Grants.”


I’ve been ignoring this site for way too long, so it’s time to make like J. J. Abrams and reboot it.

The budget for this reboot will be way lower, and I haven’t yet picked up one of these epic uniforms.

What can you expect here? I’m honestly not sure. I’ll figure that out as I go. Until then, have a great day!