Author: Christal Frost

GTPulse: Meeting Father Fred

Photo credit: fatherfredbook.com  Show Caption Hide Caption I remember the first day I met Father Fred. I couldn’t have been more than ten years old sitting with my Mom and three siblings in the waiting room of the newly opened Father Fred Foundation. It was summer, and I remember that specifically because I was wearing shorts and I could feel…

GTPulse: Back To School – Again

Last September, I was on the air interviewing a spokesperson for the Michigan Futures for Frontliners Scholarship opportunity—a sort of G.I. bill program funded by the CARES act—that offers free community college tuition for Michigan frontline workers who don’t already have a degree. I listened intently, asking questions about requirements and funding details, all the while realizing that I was…

GTPulse: Bill Marsh Jr. Blog Offers Guide To Self Improvement

Show Caption Hide Caption In November of 2019, four months before the mysterious virus in Wuhan, China made its way to the United States, Bill Marsh Jr. joined me on my talk radio show. Bill had been a go-to guest for me when it came to the automotive industry. We spoke several times about automotive trends and changes to the…

GTPulse: Resolution Solutions for 2021

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption The practice of making New Year’s resolutions is not a new concept. In fact, ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first to both celebrate a new year and make promises…

GTPulse: Christmas Around the World

Show Caption Hide Caption By this time tomorrow, the presents around your tree will probably be unwrapped. You may be drinking your fourth cup of coffee, watching the snow fall outside the window. Or, you could be watching your cat fight with your dog over the collection of boxes and bags strewn about the house. If you’re lucky, you might…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Don Sharpe Brings Decades of Christmas Joy to the Grand Traverse Resort

One of my favorite stories of all time would have to be A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens perfectly encapsulates the Christmas spirit through literal spirit representatives from the past, present and future. I had the ghost of Christmas past on my mind recently during a visit to the Grand Traverse Resort. Memories of the famed Northwoods Festival of Lights flooded…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Dashing All the Way

When my kids were little, we would gather at the home of their great grandparents in Benzie County every Christmas Eve for a traditional Christmas meal. Of course it included all of the classics found around most tables, but the Wilcox family added a Norwegian twist: a heaping helping of lutefisk. Lutefisk is a dried cod that is soaked in…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: The Lost Village Pierogi Finds a New Home

Last year, I had a brilliant idea. I vowed to make oodles of homemade pierogis to share with my family at our annual Christmas dinner. “How hard can it be,” I thought to myself, “it sounds simple enough—dough, potatoes, cheese—I can do this.” So, armed only with the heedless unearned confidence of a first year violinist auditioning for the New…