• Island Life
  • The Summer List for 2017

    It’s officially summer and therefore time for the annual summer list of 2017.  Years ago, I started making lists of things I wanted to do during the summer to fully celebrate the start of the season, things like making a pitcher of pink lemonade and napping in a hammock. The list has grown over the […]

  • Parenting
  • Coquina Clams

    Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. Anecdotal evidence to support disclaimer: Last week, my younger son was explaining an experiment he wanted to conduct. After about five minutes, he stopped, looked at me and said, “Mom, you have no idea what I’m talking about, do you?” No sir, I did not. I suspect it had […]

  • Parenting
  • Find Another Way

    Here’s the inspirational part of this post that could show up on a motivational poster: Sometimes, you just have to get out there. So when the water’s a bit too cold for your tastes, you just find another way. And here’s the reality part that won’t show up on any posters (except maybe the ones […]

  • Island Life
  • Just Keep Digging

    When I was a child, I decided to dig a tunnel to China. Tales of the endeavor’s high failure rates had reached my ears, but I reasoned this was due to a lack of tenacity and perhaps to digging too close to the earth’s hot center.  So if I just kept digging, I reasoned, and […]