Flannel

Flannel

Flannel by Josh Cowen I have to admit that Flannel marks the best season of the year. This fuzzy fabric ushers in the season of Autumn, or as most of us know it: Fall. Fall begs for warm cider and a hot fire, for friends and thanksgiving, for raking and a flannel. I...
Creativity Boost

Creativity Boost

Creativity Boost by Josh Cowen What do you think of when you hear the word, “boost”? Do you think of Knight Rider and KITT, when they needed added “boost” to jump the ravine? Maybe energy drinks helping get you through that all-nighter come to mind. Maybe you think of...
Bias Balance

Bias Balance

Bias Balance by Josh Cowen “There are two sides to every story.” We’ve heard that statement over and over again, but have we ever really thought about it? Have we considered how our bias towards one idea or the other affects our work? Dictionary.com’s...
Creative Endurance

Creative Endurance

Creative Endurance by Josh Cowen At our last Forum Ipsum event, Alex Tillard and I were digging into the nitty gritty of graphic files (see it here) when a client asked, “How do you keep up on new technology?” It’s a simple question, but keeping up with the...
Crossroads Prison Ministries

Crossroads Prison Ministries

In early 2016, Grand Rapids-based Crossroad Bible Institute (now Crossroads Prison Ministries) began a process of evaluating their organization, specifically focusing on how their supporters and participants perceived them. For nearly 30 years, Crossroads had great...