What comes to mind when you think of home? What do you miss most about it? Is it the physical space in which you live or the neighborhood where you grew up? Is it your favorite restaurant? A hometown tradition? A summer hangout spot with friends? No matter the details, homes hold a central place […]

Spring has traditionally been seen as the season of rebirth. It is a time of renewal, when the plants break through the leftover frost and the puddles make our walks more whimsical. For many, the still-new year doesn’t really seem to start until springtime. In a social and political climate as tumultuous as ours, it […]

Love, flowers, chocolate, frigid temperatures, horrible roads, loneliness – February in Michigan is a tough sell. If Hallmark holidays and dressing in layers fail to appeal to you, the best thing about February might be that it is the shortest month. In fact, it’ll probably be half over by the time you’re done reading this. […]

Our Comfort Zone Doesn’t Define Us, But It Can Hold Us Back Immigration is a key part of what makes America what it is. This nation was founded on new cultures, different communities, and a willingness to embrace them and make them our own. Though we have had our mistakes and stumbles along the way, […]

My mom is Korean and my dad is, well … basically, he’s white. As a kid, the only reality I knew was mine, so I didn’t find it odd that my parents were different from each other. Evidently, some people do, and it’s something I’ve dealt with my whole life. The frustration and dread I […]