Breaking Quarantine

by Betsy Emdin, 06/29/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Quarantine ended for me on June 8, when I drove from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to help out with my granddaughters aged 20 months and 3 ¾. My daughter’s mother-in-law is terminally ill, and her husband...

The Privilege of a Simple Life

by Mae Stier, 06/23/2020, Interlochen, MI Adult Category I chose the town I moved to in northern Michigan for its proximity to the lake. It was small, absent of the coffee shops and bars I frequented while living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Oakland, California....

Our Fight

by Sophie Nickel, 06/16/2020, Traverse City, MI High School 9-12 Category Coronavirus. Medical masks. Global pandemic. These words have become akin to the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. In the time that I have been home, the outbreak has become the subject of...

RIDING OUT THEPANDEMIC

by Kathleen Stocking, 06/18/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category RIDING OUT THE PANDEMIC March is a dead month in Northern Michigan. In March 2020, when the pandemic hit, the snow fell like little gray feathers for days. I live in housing for senior citizens in...

History in the Making

by Catherine Meyer-Looze, 06/16/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category As we were getting ready to board our second plane in Chicago traveling from Traverse City, Michigan to Atlanta, Georgia in April 2020, my daughter said to me, “I will be able to tell my kids that...