• Island Life
  • Fancy Being Six

    Y’all. It’s been six years since An Island Mom began. Six years! An Island Mom’s origins can be traced back to an afternoon many years ago, when I was walking in the ocean in a dress, as I’m wont to do, in search of a quest. Suddenly, the waves began to speak. “Woman, you must […]

  • Island Life
  • I See the Girl

    Four years ago, some of my friends and students inspired me to write the post I See the Girl. I’ve thought about its subject many times since then, shopping for groceries, picking up the kids, or checking out library books. One minute it’s a mundane moment and then there’s a laugh or a grimace or […]

  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]