Horseback Riding Camp By Aryn de Martelaere

I went to horseback riding camp. It was awesooooome! In fact, it was the most fun thing I did in the summer. I would like to tell you about it. Everyday they had smack and lunch, but I didn’t stay for lunch. During snack we sat on low, soft couches while we ate....

Tips for living abroad by Lucylara França

I lived in Michigan for almost 2 and 1/2 year. I have fond memories of that time and feel proud of making so many friends while living abroad. Regrets? I should have done it earlier. I think the secret to adjust well and fast us to keep an open mind. You are moving to...

The Ultimate Tournament by Roger Zhou ~Age 7

Last Saturday, I completed in an eight-and -under tennis tournament. For the first match, my opponent was wearing a purple” Is That All You Got?” t-shirt. It was a super close game, but I lost. Then I had to wait literally for forty minutes to get my next...

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio by Randi Kawakita

One of my favorite things to do in my retirement is serving as a docent at Midland’s Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. A. B. Dow had a 50 year career as an architect designing over 600 projects in Midland, Michigan, and the United States. The son of the founder of...

‘’COPE UP!!” by Sandy Koop

James Naveen, Selma and Anand, my southern Indian Central Michigan University students, were trying to master the pronunciation of my last name. ” Koop is pronounced COPE”, I explained with my best pedagogical intonation. A light went on in their eyes. “Oh, you mean...

Troublesome /th/ by Sandy Koop

Ever wonder why the /th/ sound is so difficult for almost all learners of English? For one thing, that sound, either voiced or non-voiced, is probably not in your first language. So you never had to make that sound until you started to learn English. In some...