Bravery from my cousin

It's been one year today since my breast cancer journey began. I was lucky enough to have caught it early during a self…

Posted by Vanessa Alexa on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Please Don’t Do These 5 Things When Interviewing Me For A Job

As one who hopes to some day be in a hiring position, I feel compelled to write a defense of the job interview candidate's rights. The hiring company rightfully holds a lot of the power in these situations, but the applicant, sitting in one of the … [Continue reading]

Our NYE football game ended on a play called Mustard. I’ll let you guess how that went.

NYE Beach

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Bear Necessity

Oakland University (it's in Michigan, not California) almost pulled off a huge upset against my top-ranked Michigan State men's basketball team last night, and by the end of it, I was honestly pulling for the underdog Golden Grizzlies. Although … [Continue reading]

I was outside watching the “Supermoon” tonight, and the sprinklers went off.

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* and Reward


I used to work around the corner from a small arcade. Maybe 10 machines, nothing fancy. One of the jewels was a Flintstones pinball game. I remember going to Traverse City once as a kid and there being a pinball machine in the game room of our … [Continue reading]

Scenes from Michigan: Spring 2015

Mother Goose

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Stylin’ & profilin’

I got to interview two more Detroit Young Professionals members for their newsletter, including one who was a recent reality TV contestant. Check it out! … [Continue reading]

Code Yellow


We pull in the driveway after lunch, and my sister panics. She forgot to disarm the motion sensors of my parents' security system, a must when leaving the dog home so he doesn't trip the alarm. She leaps out of the still running car and bursts in … [Continue reading]


"The creative act isn't some magical inspiration that arrives in the form of a lightning bolt. Rather, it typically is a series of experiments and techniques, trials and errors, through which inventors, artists, and musicians crack the code. Even the … [Continue reading]