Spring Issue '23
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Spring '23 Issue //
Hooray, it’s spring! But wait, is spring really all that great? Writer Kristi Murphy tackles the honest and possibly unpopular opinion that spring really isn’t her favorite season, but she has found ways to appreciate this transitional time that often requires patience and persistence, and includes a list of ways to battle the spring slump. Speaking of battling, here comes the hustle and bustle of summer right around the corner. However, Traverse City-based business consultant Joe Sanok, author of Thursday is the New Friday, challenges us to rethink the hustle, and recalibrate our concepts of work and play. Continuing on the theme of redefining our perspectives on the every day, writer and illustrator Lindsay Gardner reflects on the path that led to her first book, Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection, and how she ended up in Northern Michigan.
Have you tried a Gold Baby Biscuit yet? If not, you should get on that. Owners Alicia Manson and Lyndsey Egli write about how Gold Baby almost didn’t survive the pandemic, but how forced change created new outlooks and new goals for the duo, and a call for a rethinking of the restaurant industry as a whole. Embracing change, imperfection, and the unexpected is a theme throughout musician Josh Hoisingtons’ essay as well, as he weaves the structured elements of a song with tales from the unstructured world of touring, moving to Michigan, starting a family, and getting cast in a TV show.
Finally, we are beyond excited to have our release event for this spring issue at The Alluvion at the new Commongrounds building in Traverse City. Brad Kik of Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this issue's nonprofit partner, penned a story about how this new kind of venue was born from a need to fill a gap in local performance spaces, and inspired by the experiences of an artist residency.
9.5" x 6.5" Handsomely bound, color throughout. Not super glossy, instead with textured paper. Feels more like a book than a magazine. Is clean in design with striking imagery and easy to read. Someone would be happy to have it on their coffee table.
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