• Two Days Wrong!

    “`What day of the month is it?' he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his pocket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear. Alice considered a little, and then said `The fourth.' `Two days wrong!' sighed the Hatter. `I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!' he added looking angrily at the March Hare. `It was the best butter,' the March Hare meekly replied.” I want to write a blog on Wednesdays but sometimes things happen that …

  • Don't Let the Fire Die

    I didn’t write a blog last week or the week before, because I was frankly devastated by the attack on the Capitol by the Trump supporters. I’ve been in that stately building quite a few times because I lived near DC and my brother worked at the Library of Congress. I was truly shocked and saddened. The day that all of this was going on, I actually looked up news channels and watched some of it online. I found it disturbing and sickening but mostly just sad. I cried all day that day. But I don’…

  • The Nevermore Raven

    Christmas was painful for me this year. I am keenly aware of my aloneness. I'm alone because I choose to be. But that didn't stop it from being excruciating for me this year. Like Poe’s narrator in The Raven, I’m caught between wanting to remember and wanting to forget. On Christmas day I was unusually sad. I kept remembering being a mom to small children and how rewarding and joyful that was for me. I was always so in love with my kids. It was natural for me to endeavor to make their lives m…

  • Darkness - Longest night

    “To Know the Dark" "To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.” ~ Wendell Berry These last couple of weeks have had a lot of grief in them for me. November 8th marks 4 years since my dearest brother, John died. November 13 would have been my son's 34th birthday had he not died on December 20th, the day before yesterday, 7 years ago. These anniversari…

  • Smoke on the Water

    Click on Pic to see short video from my deck One of the coolest things about living right here on a cliff on a point on an island on the ocean is the water. I’m so close to Deer Island Canada that it’s hard for me to think of THIS as the sea, but well, it IS. When I look straight out from my desk in my studio, I can see the coast of Maine, and when I look to my right, I see Deer Island with its hills and pine trees and small villages and even a salmon farm. The water almost seems land-locked. …


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