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July 26, 2022

I am delighted to have been asked to speak at the 2022 Beer City Code event on August 6, 2022. Many of you know I am in the process of relocating to the East Coast but FEAR NOT! I’ve made arrangements to fly in, dazzle y’all, and still be back to NYC by Monday. The…

July 22, 2022

After a stressful spring with too much uncertainty, I am thrilled to announce that I will again be hosting GR Crime Tours – walking tours of the city of Grand Rapids, focused on its criminal history. Come! Walk with me! You’ll learn a thing or two, uncover a crime or two, have a drink or…

June 10, 2022

Many of you who know me well know that it’s been my life’s dream to find a way to align my twin passions – for the creative arts and technology – into a single path forward. I’m beyond excited to announce that it’s happened. I’ve just accepted a leadership role at Audible, the premiere Spoken-Word…

October 18, 2021

It’s been a while since I premiered a new illusion, but it’s happening! At Fulton Street Market. Three shows. 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM. House of Cards. Buy tickets and learn more by clicking this link.

May 30, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in virtual lockdown for over a year now. It’s hard to believe, for the first time in my life, there were NO FANS allowed at last year’s Indy 500. It’s hard to believe the world’s opening up again. It’s hard to believe, after all we’ve been through in…

April 28, 2021

Hey y’all! I’m excited to announce I’ll be officially joining GR Crime Tours, providing storytelling, ambiance, and more Grand Rapids history than you can shake a corpse at, beginning this summer. I’ll post dates for my tours once we’ve got it sorted out. Until then, check our GR Crime Tours for more information: https://grcrimetours.com/

March 25, 2021

We got the call today that there was room in the schedule for my wife and I to get our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. We said ‘heck yeah’, of course, and ran down to the amazingly-well-organized DeVos Center. In and out in 30 minutes. Amazingly efficient. Amazingly easy. Both the Powell kids have…

March 2, 2021

It’s a weird Mardi Gras this year. Partially because we’re a year into our quarantine. Partially because my daughter is virtually attending college courses at Tulane, but is still upstairs in her bedroom. Partially because Easter (and Mardi Gras) are early this year. Weird, weird, weird. But I made a King Cake. So that’s something.…

February 12, 2021

Most of you know I’m the acting President of Change the Code (formerly BitCamp) – a non-profit organization dedicated to Middle School outreach to encourage girls to find careers in code. What y’all probably didn’t know is that we’ve been working in secret on a new logo. Ta-da! Check out our newly-relaunched website, too.

December 8, 2020

I’m thrilled to partner with West Michigan WORKS! and West Michigan Tech Talent to support the Hour of Code project, and thrilled to have taken part in their 2020 “sizzler” video. Nice work, y’all. Learn more about Hour of Code by clicking this link or watch the video here: