• 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 […]

  • Island Life
  • Sea Creatures That Rarely Make News

    Some summers, the news makes it sounds like coastal inhabitants are dodging shark attacks at every turn, so I understand why tourists are often inquisitive. But if you’re heading our way this summer, you might be missing out if you only keep watch for dorsal fins. Play the Jaws soundtrack on your phone and keep […]

  • 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 […]