23 January 2015 • 4 comments
Some people can turn anything into a contest – even a friendly competition to improve one’s health. Running in place at the stove, anyone?
5 December 2014 • 6 comments
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.)
24 October 2014 • 2 comments
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.
19 September 2014 • 3 comments
Not to be too Dorothy Gale about it, but sometimes, Toto? There’s no place like home. Especially when this state is home.
8 August 2014 • 3 comments
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.
4 July 2014
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.
16 May 2014 • 20 comments
Even with the work a summer cottage brings, Michigan’s relaxation zone is a place unlike any other.
11 April 2014 • 11 comments
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.
7 March 2014
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.
31 January 2014 • 4 comments
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.
13 December 2013 • 10 comments
Christmas 2009 was shaping up to be a sad one. My partner’s mom died of ovarian cancer in June of that year; we’d lost her dad to pancreatic cancer three years earlier. For Betsy and her two sisters, it was their first […]
8 November 2013 • 6 comments
According to my parents, I’m the daughter of a Reform Jewish mom from Brooklyn and a nondenominational Christian dad from Battle Creek. We had menorahs and a Christmas tree in our home. According to Beliefnet’s interesting Belief-o-matic quiz, I’ve grown up to […]
4 October 2013 • 2 comments
You think you know your friends. I met Tashmica Torok about three years ago. In the span of an hour I was pretty sure I’d made a friend for life. She was a hilarious, smart, driven, together, roller derby-skating wife and mom […]
23 August 2013 • 4 comments
I sent a thank-you note to my therapist last week. I hadn’t seen her in more than a decade, but recently found myself reflecting on my time with her and feeling appreciative of the help she gave me in figuring out some […]
20 July 2013
I’ve done a handful of things in my life that made me think, “I’m an adult now” — you know, the usual milestones: – Got a driver’s license – Voted for the first time – Rented a hotel room for the first […]
2 June 2013
High school clubs have come a long way since I was a teenager. Even my progressive alma mater, East Lansing High — with its artsy, cerebral, diverse options — didn’t offer me the chance to be a philanthropist. But that’s exactly what […]