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Off The Water

Archives from Justin’s weekly column in Off The Water from Leader Publications.

Off The Water

Some of the readers here are followers of my regular column in Off The Water. If that’s you, you may have noticed …

Robert Irving III

Note: This piece includes an audio companion podcast of my interview with Robert Irving III, found at the bottom of the post. …

Dan Deitrich- The Table

It was while protesting troubling legislation in the Michigan Senate, standing outside our local Senator’s office carrying signs of outcry and singing …

Summer Songs

Though the temperature continues a cycle of climbing and falling, the safe pronouncement is that Summer has finally arrived, bringing with it …

The Crane Wives

Grand Rapids Americana band The Crane Wives are known for the emotion and the energy brought to the listener in both their …

A Simple Decision

A few years out of high school, working the same job as I had as a teenager and with friends moved on …

Balancing Art & Life

For those who delve into the creative world, there exists a balance that has been on my mind of late. It can …