Convenience of compartmentalizing

I have managed, so far at least, to keep the fact that my retirement date is very near separate from the fact that this involves a great loss and major energetic shift. For the longest time I called myself “a writer.” From the time I was six years old I just knew I...

Living in ‘the country,’ living the dream

When my husband and I moved out here in the early spring of 1992, it was a dream come true for me. I’d always had this big idea to move out to “the country” and “be a writer.” I’d worked in the legal field for almost a decade, and while it was fascinating and paid...

Imlay grad, colleagues give back

Realty Executives Main Street Lapeer brokers pay off district’s lunch debt   IMLAY CITY — A group of community-minded real estate agents last week made things a little easier for the Imlay City school district and the students who attend classes there. Realty...

More treasures from Tri-City Times

“Good morning, Cath-urn,” she’d say with a big smile, eyes shining behind her big glasses. “How’ve you been, my friend?” she’d ask. I’d pause by her desk in the front office and say, “Not too bad, Rosie, not bad at all,” and we’d both laugh. My trip down memory lane...

Full meaning of going full circle

A wild mix of excitement and nervousness is pulsing through my system Wednesday morning from the moment I open my eyes to greet the day. It’s a day I’ve been anticipating for a couple of weeks—a day I dared to dream might happen, but also wasn’t sure would ever...