I moved to Lansing almost 26 years ago, thinking I would only be here for a year or two.; That's because they tell you in 'radio school' that radio jobs typically only last a short while before you move on to another city. Clearly, that's not always the case. I have several very talented radio co-workers who've all been here for lengthy stretches and it's not because they couldn't 'make it' in a bigger city. They stay because Lansing rocks.

Yea, there are things that aren't 'ideal', but what's perfect? I was just reading an article in the current edition of Lansing's City Pulse about the new guy who was hired to bring exhibits into the new Broad Art Museum in East Lansing. He came here, most recently, from Chicago and he said that yes, the pace of life is slower here than in Chicago - not a problem for him. He lives on Lansing's east side and appreciates the mix of different ages, races and ethnicities in the neighborhoods. And, he notes, people are NICE here in Lansing. That's what I love the most! I can't count the number of times I've hugged people I've just met, either while doing a live broadcast for the radio station or just going about daily life. I love that when we moved into the house we're in now, at least a half dozen neighbors came over to introduce themselves.

I am so grateful for the friendships, the business relationships, the warm welcome and the love that I've gotten since I moved here.

Thank you, Lansing, for being so damn cool. I love you!