CONFESSIONS OF A GOLFAHOLIC

2020-05-30T11:50:32-04:00

Photo by Tiffany Edison By Tiffany Edison I remember the day I got hooked — on golf. It was a picturesque morning, early enough that a fine dew had settled over the entire course with the sun just starting to rise. I was by myself. As I often do, when enjoying a solitary round, I teed up a second ball and watched it fly off the clubface, somehow ending up a bit further than my original drive. I was officially addicted. If you play golf, then you probably remember how you got started. Maybe your dad took you along from time [...]

CONFESSIONS OF A GOLFAHOLIC2020-05-30T11:50:32-04:00

NO WAY! ROSÉ?

2020-05-30T12:01:32-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Hello and happy Shelter-in-Place Day Number…who knows?  As I sit and ponder the relative importance of talking about rosé wines at this particular moment in the world’s history, I’m feeling both stir-crazy and anxious. But you know what? At the same time, I also believe that things will improve, so both while everything is nuts and after, you owe it to yourself to learn a thing or three about the “other wine” — that is to say, not red, not white, but pink. Let’s start with a few basics. Firstly, rosé is not a grape. It’s [...]

NO WAY! ROSÉ?2020-05-30T12:01:32-04:00

HEAL OURSELVES, HEAL THE PLANET

2020-05-31T11:17:15-04:00

Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash By Kellie Mox People across the globe are increasing their focus on the environment, and rightly so. The change in global climate patterns, referred to as climate change, is concerning. Mother Earth is home to plants, animals, and of course, humans; but it’s also a living, breathing being in and of itself. It, as much as any of us, deserves to be cared for and nurtured so that it can heal and flourish.  Many of us take care of the planet by some combination of limiting single-use plastics, avoiding factory-farmed meat, gardening and composting, carpooling, recycling, [...]

HEAL OURSELVES, HEAL THE PLANET2020-05-31T11:17:15-04:00

LOCAL THEATERS STRUGGLING DURING COVID-19

2020-05-31T11:22:55-04:00

Photo of Elena Garcia-Shroder By Jen DeGregorio When my now 12-year-old son Adam was just five years old, I took him to see the stage production of Pinoccio at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. It was our first time attending a live show together, and I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to sit still through the two-hour performance. 30 minutes into the show, I glanced over at him. His mouth was open, eyes wide, and he was fully entranced. As we walked out of the theater, my shy little boy looked at me and said, “Mom, I want to [...]

LOCAL THEATERS STRUGGLING DURING COVID-192020-05-31T11:22:55-04:00

THE GIFT OF HOCKEY

2020-05-31T11:31:21-04:00

Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash By Beth Johnston Sports have always been a part of my life. My dad was a high school history teacher who coached JV basketball and football. I grew up as the oldest sibling and only girl in my family, with two younger brothers. Both played a variety of sports, including junior football, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling — just to name a few. Girls’ sports were limited. I was a cheerleader in high school. We cheered for most of the high school sports at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. One of my favorites to cheer for [...]

THE GIFT OF HOCKEY2020-05-31T11:31:21-04:00

WE ARE MEANT TO RISE: LESSONS FROM ROLLER SKATING

2020-05-30T12:51:35-04:00

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash By Sharon Marie Lawlor My twelve-year-old daughter has been involved in artistic roller skating for four years now. Every Saturday was devoted to group classes to learn new skills, moving up another level once she had mastered those techniques. That lead her to joining a synchronized roller skating competitive team called Jr. Precision after her first year. This was a brand-new team put together by her coach, Lawaun Modrich.   Modrich has forty years of experience being an advanced roller figure-skating coach, and has been teaching at Riverside Arena in Livonia for much of that time. [...]

WE ARE MEANT TO RISE: LESSONS FROM ROLLER SKATING2020-05-30T12:51:35-04:00
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