• 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. …

  • Beach Walk

    I moved to the coast of Maine so I could experience LIFE every day. I want to be close to nature in the remarkable and unusual ways she expresses herself in this part of the world. Oh wow! I just looked out the window from my studio and I’m seeing a TON of whirlpools. The swirls churn up bubbles that float on the surface and accentuate the rims of the agitated water. This swirling water is a metaphor for something. I just have no idea what...yet. But I’ll figure it out. And then I’ll write abo…

  • View Through My Windows

    house from whale watching boat front of house from ww boat The cottage I’ve moved to in Maine has HUGE windows facing the sea that I absolutely love. The combination of being on the sea, and having so many windows makes watching nature and the changes in the weather truly spectacular! From my studio loft windows, I can see the bay, Maine's mainland and Deer Island, Canada. I I keep a pair of binoculars on my desk so I can grab them quickly to get …

  • Middle Aged Modifications: Leaving the Masses to Make Mold - The Making of a Compost Bin

    Food. It’s life. It grows. It feeds us. It dies and decays and grows mold. It becomes food for new life. It’s natural! It's the cicle of life... Time Creates and Destroys... so it can Create again. I've lived in my house in Downeast Maine for about 3 months now. I feel so at home here. I'm embracing the rural, rustic life with my typical enthusiasm. But there is something Super - Enthusiastic about THIS change. I am perfectly full of joy and peace. This is what I'm meant to do with my life…


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