• Island Life
  • Full-on Summer: Part One

    In celebration of the first day of summer coming this Friday, I’m beginning a series of posts on our summer festivities/observations/stuff of late. I anticipate no particular rhyme or reason to this series. It may or may not make much sense. So let’s talk about yesterday. Yesterday, for example, included lots of wave action. As […]

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  • Out of the Mouths of Kindergartners

    Among the graduating kindergarten clan at the small people’s school, there’s a fierce rumor going around about first grade and how the first grade teachers up the discipline game a little. One day after school, my daughter came home brimming with information meticulously gleaned during recess that day. “Mommy, if you are naughty and get […]

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  • Thoughts on the Sea #3

    The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wonder for a spell in the abysses of solitude, to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation. The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. Kate Chopin, The Awakening If you like sea quotations, you may want to […]

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  • My View from the Deck: Part Five

    One moment there I am, clutching my coffee mug and staring at the ocean. And the next moment, a dolphin cuts the surface of the water with its fin as it swims parallel to shore in its arc-like pattern, hinting at what is teeming just below. Within a minute, they’re everywhere, sometimes circling back, moving deeper into the sea and […]