Sunday, February 21, 2010


Fellow phenom blogger, Laurie Ruettimann, started something spectacular on her blog.  While she is traveling to #trulondon, she opened her blog up to job seekers.  Each poster had the opportunity to highlight experience, strengths, fun facts and stories.  The stories are remarkable.  And sometimes difficult.  Read them - each one of them and see if you can do anything to help.  As @JobAngels reminds us, try to just help one person find work.  

Taking a cue from Laurie, let me highlight a friend of ours who made a huge transition.  Paul Weideman was a high-rolling marketing executive in Detroit.   I don't need to write too much about Detroit since it is pretty common knowledge that the city is struggling.  So Paul decided to shift gears and create his own business.  Mirror Lake Organics was born.  Paul (and his super cool wife Marj) sell vegetables, meat and the most incredible soaps that I have ever used.  He is a mad genius and everything we get from him so just amazing. And a special plug as I am allergic to most scents, this soap is just perfect. No wicked dry skin, no soap residue, no blandness.  Just cool, fun and refreshing skin.  (And I should add, it lasts a good long time).  

So if you seek amazing soap along with season-permitting good eats, think of supporting small businesses born out of our country's transition.  He is also an amazing painter but that's another post.  


Mary Jo Asmus said...

I love stories like your friends (perhaps as a former "high roller executive", I can relate to re-creating). But another thing that makes the story remarkable is the number of people who are businesses that support a local community and economy. In some ways, these businesses harken back to earlier times to when we really counted on each other, reached out and created our own "personal communities" that kept us safe, fed, and nourished (body, mind and soul).

Paul's Blog said...

The soap is AMAZING! This is the first winter in years that I did not suffer from chronically dry skin. He also sells a bar of shampoo called "Lather Up." Great product.