The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth, it can lie down like silk breathing or toss havoc shoreward; it can give gifts or withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely. As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you. […]
Yâ€™all. Itâ€™s been six years since An Island Mom began. Six years! An Island Momâ€™s origins can be traced back to an afternoon many years ago, when I was walking in the ocean in a dress, as Iâ€™m wont to do, in search of a quest. Suddenly, the waves began to speak. â€œWoman, you must […]
I love, at dawn or dusk or both, the sight of gold breaking on blue. For other thoughts on island living, you may want to check out #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, and #15.
Every year I create a list of small ways to celebrate the summer season, a practice of mine that dates back to my Chicago days. When I began blogging, I started posting my lists and trying to come up with a fresh series of ideas each year. However, after only coming up with three new […]
Grab your java while I jabber. For starters, have you all seen this weekâ€™s Facebook post with a picture of a dog lying limply on the floor? It reads, â€œI canâ€™t adult today. Please donâ€™t make me adult today.â€ Iâ€™m by nature a tangential thinker, so of course my mind went to a place where […]
Whew. That was close. It figures that, after recently posting Yet Again, I Havenâ€™t Fallen Off the Face of the Earth to address my delay in posting new material, An Island Mom itself would fall off the face of the earth for a few hours. Sorry yâ€™all. But have no fear. My tech team, skilled […]