IN shelter in place, President letter April 2020

So sheltering in place here we are all together yet apart from one another. What has it meant to your lives? Please post how it is going for you on our Facebook page, whether it is sad or funny or both or simply news about you. We want to read it. For me it has been...

In a Time of Struggle

By Tina. Only a few of my friends at International Neighbors know about my medical history so I thought I would share with the rest of you now. It is a story of tragedy and triumph which I think many of us are facing today. I hope you will find in this story a glimmer...

Hang onto your hat! Hang onto your hope!

By Yao. When recollecting the beginning of this year, everything seemed promising as the starting point of a new decade. But as news of the Coronavirus in China began to dominate the social media and my family was telling me that it was starting to spread over the...

Emotional responses to coronavirus lockdown

By Marja. The coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety and stress in our public communities. The pandemic has led to a series of losses, from our sense of safety to our social connections to our financial security. The well-founded fear of getting...

Coronavirus Pandemic Musings or Rant

By Lana. Life as we know it is forever changed And at times makes me feel a bit deranged Yes, COVID 19 aka coronavirus has thrown some serious shade And forced us to examine how we spend our days Working thru to do lists seems a thing of the past Replaced by wondering...

Pioneer Woman of the Pandemic Era

By Shirley. This is where we ended up: Every state and every person by it/himself. In the wilds of Michigan, where bandanas are used not to protect against sun and dust, as the cowboys on TV shows did in my infancy, but to guard against a deadly virus; where some...

The New Normal

By Martha B. While traveling around the world, I have always been impressed with how quickly we adapt to the “new normal.” When staying in an Airbnb in Paris last summer, we quickly adapted to running out for croissants for breakfast, getting “up and ready” early to...

Summer English Conversation Groups

International Neighbors will offer two sessions of Conversation Groups. With the coronavirus dominating our lives these days, all our plans are somewhat tentative, but here is the schedule we hope to be able to follow this summer: Tuesday   10:00 – 12:00 a.m....

ALL MEMBERS! WE ARE UPDATING OUR DATABASE!

Please be sure to let us know if you have changed address in town or moved out of town! Also, please check the information you sent us. Some of you have not completed all the fields. Please take the time to update your information. We’d especially like to know what...