For answers, head to the river

For answers, head to the river

We have been through a lot these past couple of years. Doubts abound about the status of our humanity towards one another. I had doubts. So I went to the river. There, my concerns floated away in the company of strangers with every stroke of the paddle. The Allagash...
Catching and sharing that wonder of play

Catching and sharing that wonder of play

What if we all held onto our childlike view of the world, held onto that wonder of play we knew as a kid. Sometimes I think of Holden Caulfield. I wonder what the world would look like if J.D. Salinger’s protagonist actually pulled off what he wanted to do — be the...
Talk Radio

Talk Radio

“TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains” — Peggy Noonan ******* Radio. Remember radio? How about talk radio? We would wake up to it, switch it on after starting the car, lose oneself in it, argue with it and sometimes...
Ernie’s Ark

Ernie’s Ark

Can lightning strike twice? It sure can when it comes to a long-ago published book that readers kept asking its author about and also happens to be that author’s favorite book. It’s just a matter of time when something has to give. That time is now. After 18 years,...
The Exiles

The Exiles

“Running a finger along the shells of her necklace, Mathinna remembered her mother placing it in her hands. ‘Every person you’ve ever cared about, and every place you’ve ever loved, is one of these shells. You’re thread ties them together,’ she’d said, touching...