Robin Miner-Swartz


Step by step, bit by Fitbit, self-improvement becomes a losing game

January 23, 2015 | Robin Miner-Swartz

Some people can turn anything into a contest – even a friendly competition to improve one’s health. Running in place at the stove, anyone?

Power outage was Lansing’s unwelcome Christmas gift, but a gift just the same

December 5, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

It drove people from their homes, stressed the whole city and fouled up the celebration, but at the end, going nine days without electricity was a blessing after all. (Sorta.)

If you #lovelansing – or any community or charity – consider Giving Tuesday

October 24, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

When you’re doing your holiday shopping, don’t forget the charities that need tending, especially at this time of year. Giving Tuesday, after Thanksgiving, is the newly designated day.

Shuttle diplomacy – to the U.P. – for two Michigan ambassadors

September 19, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

Not to be too Dorothy Gale about it, but sometimes, Toto? There’s no place like home. Especially when this state is home.

A chill at the half-century mark prompts a new focus on life

August 8, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

Growing older brings its share of sorrows, but also a renewed appreciation of friends old and new. So raise a glass; your time's not past.

Lansing’s next generation of doers has things well in hand, er, paws

July 4, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

No need to fret over who will carry the torch for Michigan’s capital city when its current boosters are exhausted. The farm team is already stepping up.

After a decade Up North, who would have it any other way?

May 16, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

Even with the work a summer cottage brings, Michigan’s relaxation zone is a place unlike any other.

Bug juice, canoes, lanyards, s'mores and summers that change lives

April 11, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

Summer camp isn’t just two weeks away from the city. It’s a time for children to learn new things, and learn about themselves.

It’s harder to be a fan ‘away,’ so make everyone feel at home

March 7, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

As the Big Ten grows, sports fans may want to hit the road. A little empathy goes a long way, whether at the Breslin Center or as a another team’s visitor.

Ready, Freddy? It’s almost time for TEDxLansing

January 31, 2014 | Robin Miner-Swartz

In need of a midwinter burst of inspiration? Robin Miner-Swartz found hers at a TEDx event. The fourth 2014 TEDxLansing runs Feb. 28, and just might bring an early spring to your creative energies.