Leisure

by Nancy Peterson, 06/22/2020, Northport, MI Adult Category For me, life in the time of corona has been an incredible gift of time. While I cannot be with loved ones face to face, I am carving out time to Zoom and FaceTime. I am talking more on the phone, reaching out...

My Corona Kids

by Nancy Peterson, 06/22/2020, Northport, MI Adult Category My father Richard’s goal was to live to 108. Why? Because that is the number of stitches on a baseball, and he was a consummate baseball fan. It’s the number that represents spiritual completeness in various...

Tea With Z

by Janet Ostrowski, 06/15/2020, Suttons Bay, MI Adult Category I found myself unsurprisingly tense and anxious in the early COVID days, unable to focus on my usual calming measures like reading or meditating. Instead, I pulled into a tight little ball and...

Dear Suitcase – A Love Letter for my Luggage

by Courtney Bierschbach, 05/22/2020, Lake Leelanau, mi Adult Category Dear Suitcase A.KA. Suity, I’m sorry it has been so long since your last trip. It’s not my fault. I promise there’s no one new. Yes, I was eyeing that Osprey rolling...

Sheltering Far From Home

by P. J. Grath, 5/7/2020, Northport, MI Adult Category The only home we own is an old farmhouse in Leelanau County, Michigan. My husband and I are 83 and 72 and still self-employed in side-by-side seasonal businesses in Northport, my bookstore and his...

Choosing Solitude

by Mary Robertson, 05/07/2020, Northport, MI Adult Category Choosing Solitude When Corona started I wrote this Haiku: Unexpected joy Corona brought my kids home Now I’m not alone But that was then. As the weeks wore on, the walls of my 900 square foot house...