love is stronger than any bomb

Here’s a love story that is going to turn your heart into a melting hot plate of mac ‘n’ cheese: this couple met as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing. Boston Globe journalist Ken Cullen does a remarkable job of teasing out all the nuances in his article about how “love is stronger than […]

that realm of lovers

There lies within the heart of every true romantic a yearning for exquisitely exacting words. Words that express desire, words that set the imagination on fire, words that lift your spirits higher and higher. The ups the downs of love and the drama of personal intimacies pull us deeper into the secret realm of lovers. […]

from the silence

One of the great things about living on our island in Maine is the myriad of talent that resides there and the interesting people you bump into on trails and in cafes. Eryn/ Ahryan is one such artist. I met Eryn at the Stonington Farmers Market when I returned from our trip of a lifetime […]

dreams of the last butterflies

Few symbols can capture the essence of life-death-transformation-rebirth as well as the butterfly can. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that there were far fewer butterflies enjoying your garden this summer. Like the bees, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a remarkable 9 minute short film that shines a […]

locked out of heaven

“Believe your heart. Believe in yourself. You are on the right path. You are love and you are loved. Never forget.” I offer this to my readers as confirmation that there is more to this life than appears at first glance. This week I consulted grief counselor / psychic Vincent Genna in Raleigh for the […]

nepenthe

One fine day this past August my dog Loolie and I heard a loud thump on a small window not of the type one would usually worry about as being a danger to birds. We did not investigate the cause of the noise until later when I went outside to water my garden.  I noticed a tiny bird […]