Landslide

Landslide

I took my love, I took it down / I climbed a mountain and I turned around / And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills / ‘Til the landslide brought me down — Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac ******* The power of music can sometimes be a light switch. When in...
Lubec — a town of wind and whispers

Lubec — a town of wind and whispers

The storm was fierce. She tries to hold fast to the pilings that moored her all these years, but her brittle bones snap from that last bite of a January storm. Her scream was horrific, though no one heard it. In that moment, wind howling, surf pounding unforgiving...
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...