Garret Leiva: 44 is the new 24, right?
Forty-four years ago this week the gift of birth was swiftly followed by a gloved-hand slap across my backside.Continued ...
Lifelines: 30 years of poetry lessons still pay off
A high school girl recently told me that she worked so hard on her poem in fourth grade during my writing workshop, she cried.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Bring an end to slow cooker mush
Slow-cookers get a bum rap for turning out bland, homogenous, texturally-challenged food. Why do people have this misconception?Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Don't just hard boil your Easter eggs
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Woman thanks those who helped after accident
Margaret Lange of Traverse City wrote to thank everyone at Square Deal Country Store on Woodmere Avenue, who helped keep a bad situation from becoming even worse.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 13, 2014
Marta Hepler Drahos: Expanding family circle with exchange student
A family is a circle of people who love you. Just ask widower Owen Cook and his exchange students from all over the world.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: If the shoe fits, wear it
My mom boarded the bus first and I tagged along behind her. She deposited two dimes in the meter under the watchful eye of the bus driver.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Adapted in TC: Language can help or hinder
I was on a panel at the History Center of Traverse City last month with Jim Moore of Disability Network and Melissa Claramunt of the Michigan Civil Rights Office “Words CAN Hurt, and Help: How Changing Labels and Language Empower Persons with Disabilities.”Continued ...
- Monday, April 7, 2014
Northern Notes: Motorist, BATA driver stop to help woman
Local motorist and BATA driver stop to help local woman.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 6, 2014
Loraine Anderson: A look back is sometimes a move forward
"I faced the South with dread,” John Steinbeck wrote in his 1962 best-seller, “Travels with Charley,” published during the height of the America’s civil rights era.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
Life As I Know It: Seafood buffet returns to Elk Rapids
A few summers ago we installed a nice little pond in our backyard garden.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Foodie with Family: Mix it up with DIY dressing
My do-it-yourself attitude in the kitchen that started as a way to help stretch money further has progressed over the years to a fiery desire to figure out how things are made and make them just because I can.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: A way to better bitter greens
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan.Continued ...
- Monday, March 31, 2014
Northern Notes: Baby Pantry observes Month of the Young Child
Grand Traverse Baby Pantry holds diaper drive during April.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 30, 2014
Allison Batdorff: What's 'the' problem?
"The" Ukraine gets under my skin like a sliver. I know it’s not malicious. There’s no conspiracy. I realize “the” Ukraine is a default setting for people of a certain age, hammered into our heads by old encyclopedia entries and books on required reading lists.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Senior Focus: Expert to talk about near-death experiences
What happens when you die can be a source of mystery, uncertainty or fear for many older people. Researchers are finding the clinical evidence for a life after death subjective and arguable.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
From the Farm: Onions the unsung hero of spring dining
It’s time for the least inspiring of all the vegetables — storage onions. I blame the teary eyes and savory smelling fingers and cutting boards for why some treat onions with such disdain.Continued ...
- Monday, March 24, 2014
Northern Notes: Driver delivers more than packages
FedEx driver delivers assistance to Traverse City couple.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 23, 2014
Nathan Payne: Karma strikes when you least expect
Parenthood can be like an open-handed slap to the face delivered by none other than karma itself.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Doing the Olympic half-pipe in a recliner
People were glued to their TV sets watching this year’s Winter Olympics around the world.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mental Wellness: Trauma free travel with kids easier than you think
I’m about to spend a lot of time on a plane with an almost 3-year-old and a pregnant wife.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Foodie with Family: A right and wrong way to sandwich
I like to think I’m pretty relaxed in the kitchen. I prefer to consider myself open to all sorts of possibilities. I acknowledge there is no one right way to make most dishes.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Dry beans a hedge fund against hunger
Great Northern Bean Salad with Leeks and Bacon.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 16, 2014
Garrett Leiva: Eruption — double take on the sneeze
I’m a two-timer, yet my wife stands by me – just not too close. My two-timing nature is something to sneeze at — sternutation times two.Continued ...
Lifelines: Destiny found in library
I’m slightly dyslexic and can’t read out loud very well. Still, I fell in love with books at an early age.Continued ...
- Garret Leiva: 44 is the new 24, right?