Feeling Prickly

Much of the first month of COVID-19 Lockdown here in Chicago was challenging. However, for myself, there was also a feeling of newness, almost excitement, with schedules and expectations being different. Embracing and making time with old friends was wonderful, learning how to use ZOOM was a novelty, and only setting my alarm clock once […]

Adjusting My Pace

As many of you know, growing up, I spent my summers on Lake Charlevoix at the Cottage with my family. I learned to swim at Boyne City Swim School and throughout high school and college I spent my summers working for the program, going first from an aide to a lifeguard to a swim instructor […]

Checking In

Hello All! During my Peace Corps service in the Eastern Caribbean, I wrote at least one letter a week back to the States. Especially the first year, when everything was so new and different, I had plenty to write about. New people, new experiences, new food, new challenges. Truly good times–and some of the hardest. […]