Allmendinger: A Reed Organ Success Story

David Allmendinger founded Ann Arbor Organ Works in 1872 at his home at the northwest corner of Washington and First Streets in Anne Arbor, Michigan. The four-story building is still there today. Allmendinger specialized in making Reed organs. At one time, the reed organ was more popular than the piano in rural areas because it

An admission and a green card

One Easter weekend a couple of years ago, a piece of news appeared that could be of importance to those interested in Immigration Law, as well as those interested in Evidence Law. The story came out of New York State and may contain practical lessons for federal immigration officials and immigrants seeking to obtain their

How to get approved for an apartment even with a criminal record

One of the most frustrating episodes one can encounter is denial of housing. Apartment complexes, which are actually managed by real estate management companies, use a number of factors to determine who should rent and who shouldn’t. One of the most common factors they use is the criminal background check. A criminal record can be

The power of dance to heal your pain

When pain numbs your shoulders with its weight, there is one thing guaranteed to change something, in and out, and that is movement. Movement is movement, it propels us somewhere and it has fluidity, it has life. If that movement is channeled into an activity with a purpose, the benefits multiply. Particularly during times of

Caribbean food: a bit of history

The Arawak, Carib, and Taino Indians were the first inhabitants of the Caribbean islands. These first inhabitants occupied the present islands of the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad and Jamaica. His daily diet consisted of vegetables and fruits such as papaya, yams, guava, and cassava. The Tainos began the process of cooking

Exploring IT Training Solutions: Tips for Finding Good Resources

IT training solutions are a perfect solution for those who like to learn something new or review something old. Before spending a lot of time and money and hard-earned time on expensive classes, you should know that there are free and inexpensive resources available. Let’s look at some free things to get your feet wet.

The end of the tour, on the road with David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace He was one of the most envied and admired writers of the 20th century. The end of the tour by the director James ponsoldt portrays Wallace at the age of 34, at the exact moment that celebrity began to reach him. It was 1996, the year it appeared on Times magazine cover

Customer service and your authentic self

We often hear people say that to truly enjoy owning a business, we must be authentic. We also hear that customers and clients will come to us when we are authentic. Well, what does authentic mean? Webster’s dictionary defines authentic as trustworthy and genuine. We all want to provide reliable service and our clients and