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Rick DeVos @RickDeVos Grand Rapids, Michigan

Founder of @StartGarden & @ArtPrize, Proud Michigander-anian, Investor, Reader, Helicopter Pilot, Sailor, Traveler, Photographer, Curious Individual.

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Joined Twitter 1/17/07

Credit, bank lending, commercial real estate, and local vs. national chain retail
An idea is just a seed though, and it has required great ppl over these yrs to make it grow. Incredibly blessed to work with fantastic folk.Every year I'm amazed & humbled that the funny little idea I had 7+ years ago could be such a powerful catalyst. G…
"To progress is merely to go forward, and you can go forward into a pit.""If we have permission to write only about our own personal experience, there is no fiction, but only memoir.""Will people, so worried about inadvertently giving offense, avoid those with different backgrounds altogether?""people who would hamper free speech always assume that they’re designing a world in which only their enemies will…
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA fantastic film portrait of #ArtPrize8 from the great @briankellyphoto. Share widely! Americans with a driver's license in 1983: 87% 2014: 69%
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There must be some sort of quota date approaching because the State Police are out trapping on the highways in particular force lately. @RobertTalbert Yes, corner of Pearl and Ottawa (the Trust Building).The new @FerrisCoffee shop downtown is A+++
Fantastic photos are they this fast in water?
Retweeted by Rick DeVos @28point4 no, fragile in the sense that each additional stressor on the system causes exponentially more harm. 1 Voting is officially open -- Happy ArtPrizing! #ArtPrize8
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe more optimized & efficient we make our systems, the more fragile they become. Fragility is increasing everywhere! This makes sense. there a rule that if you make a YouTube video of yourself ranting about something you have to record it in your car? It is odd.You could fit about 400 million cards like this in a freight container. That container could store roughly one year…
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Breaking News: Ahmad Khan Rahami's father told police that his son was a terrorist 2 years ago, officials say
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHurray for cheese! Having been a member of a Cheese of the Month club, I would highly recommend the experience."This is lawmaking at its worst. One lawmaker trying to turn his pet peeve into a law."
@johndurant Fewer sport-coats and ties these days.Fun. I make a brief cameo. are in the very best of hands
St. Cloud PD confirms multiple stabbing victims at Crossroads Mall. Suspect is deceased.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA possible secondary device has been located @ 27th Street, 6th - 7th Avenues. #NYPD nvestigations are ongoing. Avoid the area @NYPD13Pct
Retweeted by Rick DeVosGood piece on infrastructure and transportation projects Firefighters are at the scene of a possible building explosion in New York City.
Retweeted by Rick DeVos @topher1kenobe tried Little Lucy's this morning and it was great.Yikes. Not a fan of streetcars. @dr_ross1976 Too many to list. Just tried Little Lucy's for the first time this morning and it was great.The Grand Rapids area has significantly stepped up its breakfast game over the past couple of years and it's a wonderful, delicious thing.
Cooling Fall Friday Night Music: New Order - Regret This song is just so good good good.I'm perplexed and mildly annoyed by this, though I will admit Instax is pretty fun. Wish there was a new digital M.
Oooooooh yes please FTW love roundabouts and wish they were implemented more widely. Not sarcastic.Tiger stalks, attempts to attack woman at zoo
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We are truly living in a golden age of absurdist memes.🤔 no @monkamillion I think these designs fail because they assume individuals are interchangeable units and everything is manageable & plan-able.Very very cool the subject of Utopia. The pictures are always fun to look at but most of these don't work for actual people. is slightly recognizable and mildly horrifying.' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low Not terribly surprisingCultivating trust is hard. But studies suggest trust and economic growth are closely linked
Retweeted by Rick DeVosBig moon balloon is blown away by strong winds of Typhoon Meranti in Fuzhou, China (via @steve0george)
Retweeted by Rick DeVosProducts and Markets in Everything: The People Walker
Very cool been to #ArtPrize in Grand Rapids? Here's your chance to fix that: #TravelTuesday
Retweeted by Rick DeVos88% of the rise in US price level since 1990 has been down to 4 tightly regulated sectors
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThis is possibly my favorite twitter exchange ever
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"AirPods aren’t just headphones, any more than the first iPhone was just a phone."
Retweeted by Rick DeVos15 years. Will never forget that day.
Moosejaw is opening up a pop-up store right across the street! Welcome to the neighborhood @MoosejawMadness 🤗👋
Retweeted by Rick DeVosA very detailed elevation map of the Netherlands, ht @randal_olson
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWhat a Time To Be Alive, Part 2 a Time To Be Alive, Part 1 wish this Benjamin Britten piece lasted about 8x as long as it does. Gives me chills every time. Times Report on Johnson Aleppo Screw-Up Also Doesn't Know What Aleppo Is
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An interesting bit of Magic history Cubs games and I keep seeing ads for a place called Binny's Beverage Depot and it looks amazing.Grand Haven getting soaked, storms moving in for all tonight:
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWOW! Thanks you for sending in cool rotation from Caledonia.. better pass along to @wx8 & @NWSGrandRapids! #wmiwx
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThis Sia performance at the Apple Keynote reminds me of the Landlord Marty dance cycle in The Big Lebowski lot of stupid going on in this failed crossing little overview/interview with Tom Ford
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Wishing the students at @wmaviation—and many other Michigan schools that started today—a happy and successful first day!
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe ol' Laser submarine mode if you like it!) Color by me: Thomas Edison relaxing on a "Vagabonds" camping trip, 1921.
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Goodbye, Summer. Especially tough to say as the weather this summer was as good as I can ever remember. Michigan summers are the best.An embarrassment of headphonesCorn on the cob is necessary.