• Island Life
  • Thoughts on the Sea #20

    When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. Rainer Maria Rilke For other thoughts on the sea, try #1, #2, #3, #4, […]

  • Parenting
  • Cold Beach Weather and Flying Chickens

    My heart goes out to my snow-drenched and winter-weary friends in the North. All my winters in Chicago taught me that by this point in the year, most people living north of the Mason-Dixon were ready for winter to be over weeks (or even months) ago. In the coastal South, where we are experiencing “colder […]

  • Island Life
  • The Tale of Running Man

    LCB and I have an ability to act normal that we don’t always use. Oh, the stories we won’t but could tell. But I will tell you that one of our occasional pastimes is to go out on the beach after dark, plop a couple of beach chairs in the sand, and watch for Running […]

  • Island Life
  • Valentine’s Day Realities

    This Valentine’s Day, our family is feeling all the loves that a family can feel while engaged in high fevers, sore throats, and hacking coughs. Sadly, there is little romance (or chocolate or fine wine) to speak of in these here parts today. So instead, I’ll leave you with a picture of what Baby-Girl thought, […]