London-Bound

London-Bound

As a kid growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I thought I’d always stay close to the Midwest. Maybe I’d get bored with GR and move to “the big city” — either Detroit or Chicago. In my 20s, my lofty ambitions were to get a job with General...
A new step on the path

A new step on the path

There’s a saying that life is a journey – ain’t that the truth? My own career journey started 33 years ago at General Motors Corporation as a young, eager and very naïve intern. Since then, it’s taken me through at least ten major US...

Looking for descendants of Joseph P. Pratt

As part of my family research, I’m looking for descendants of Joseph P. PRATT, born 12 Dec 1809 in Williamson, Wayne County, New York, died 30 Oct 1882 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan. Joseph and his family had farms in both Birmingham, Lorain, Ohio and...
Perspective

Perspective

A recent trip to Bangalore puts life’s hardships into perspective SOMEWHERE OVER IRAQ – February 7, 2011 – I’m enroute back to Seattle from India, and my head is spinning from what I’ve seen. And it’s put many aspects of my life...