My Dream for the Future

By Marcy This month we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who in 1963 so eloquently described a future for African-Americans in which they could enjoy the full rights and privileges of their citizenship. Roadblocks continue to obstruct the path of many...

I Have a Dream (or at least a Mini-Dream)

By Phyllis I’ve been giving this topic a lot of thought since Shirley announced it as the theme of the January newsletter. I’ve come to the conclusion that at this stage in my life, I don’t have any dreams. To me, a dream is something you want badly and have a level...

Winter is Here and the Heat is On!

By Martha B. As the winter season has begun, with its drastically dropping temperatures, our heating systems are now running full tilt. While that makes us feel “warm and cozy,” the downside is that our houses may have become significantly drier. While the ideal...

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How Coca Cola Santa Hijacked Xmas

By Marja Santa Claus has become the protagonist of the contemporary Christmas scene. One only needs to take a look at any commercial advertising regarding shopping, festive events or holiday travelling. The portly, white-bearded grandpa in red clothes is smiling in...

Living in Ann Arbor: Social Gatherings

By Melissa Social Gatherings: During the holiday season you may be invited to parties. Customs vary in different countries. If you are not sure what is expected in the United States, it is okay to ask. COVID has caused a lot of us to think differently about how we...

Preparing for Winter

By Shirley If you are new to the area, here are things you should know about living in Michigan during Winter. First, if you don’t already have one, download a weather app to your phone or device and allow notifications. Then, pay attention to your notifications: A...