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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Reclaiming Hope

In today's mean-spirited and partisan, political climate, can we reclaim hope?

I recently listened to an Issues, Etc. interview of Michael Wear who served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term and directed faith outreach for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Click here to access the recording of the interview.

Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.

Click here to access the YouTube chapter previews of Wear's book.

I look forward to purchasing and reading this book. Also, be sure to check out the two videos below.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Michigan Fitness Ambassador Application Update

As previously posted, I applied to be a 2017 Fitness Ambassador for the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

I received the response below on 12/31/16 via email.
On behalf of the Michigan Fitness Foundation, we would like to thank you for demonstrating your commitment to promoting health and wellness in Michigan. With a record amount of outstanding applicants this year, our decision making process was not easy. Considering the few spots we had available, we were unable to add you to our team of 2017 Fitness Ambassadors. However, we do recognize and admire your passion for physical fitness and health and sincerely hope to work with you to create a healthier Michigan in the future. Thank you so much for applying to our Fitness Ambassador program.

Best wishes and warmest regards in the coming year,
I guess 2017 isn't my year to be a Fitness Ambassador.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Test Ride on the New Troy Big Beaver Shuttle

The City of Troy is asking for comments or suggestions for the new Big Beaver Shuttle. After taking a "test" ride on 12/23/16, here are my suggestions:
  1. As soon as possible, have the red line shuttle stop at the Troy Marriott

  2. Eliminate any stops on Big Beaver unless there's a shelter or if it's at an off-street location (office building, restaurant, etc.)

  3. Phase out the small buses and acquire more of the traditional trolleys

  4. As soon as possible, roll-out a mobile app so that riders can see where the shuttle buses are located