If you’re a programmer or other tech person, you might feel you’re unfairly stereotyped as a stay-at-home geek, bathed at all times in the light of your computer screen. But your work depends just as much on social interaction and cooperation as any other kind. Take a chance to get out and share ideas with people who know what you’re talking about, at CoffeeHouseCoders’ monthly meet-ups. The informal group was founded in 2008 to allow Ann Arbor area techies and hackers a chance to focus on projects outside of work in a supportive enviroment. It’s an opportunity to network, get new ideas, and maybe strike some creative sparks. Ann Arbor’s chapter meets at 8pm the first Monday of each month at Workantile Exchange, 118 S. Main St. (Though there are now Detroit and Downriver chapters, as well.) See www.coffeehousecoders.org for details.
Love is bliss. Love is pain. Love is catharsis and it’s messy and it’s marvelous. Love is the greatest and worst thing, ever. Love has inspired more songs than anything else in the history of humans making music to express their feelings. Whether you have it in abundance or if its just freshly fallen apart,
Singer/songwriter Seth Bernard is as well known for his music as he is for his community advocacy. The Earthwork Music founder recently released his third album in almost as many years, Eggtones for Fun, a break of brief levity spiced with a blend of sweet folk songs, strummy waltzes and some headier/heavier rock dirges,