Introvert

It is difficult, being an introvert in a loud world. I have always been an introvert, so this  is something that I have wanted to write for a while. It took me some time to find the words. For those of you who don’t really understand what is an introvert, here is a great guide.Continue reading “Introvert”

Much to be thankful for

Yesterday marked Thanksgiving, a great holiday when people gather to eat food, and contemplate what they Thankful for. With the passing of Thanksgiving, I find myself thinking of what I value in my life. Overall I have so much to be thankful for this year. I am very lucky, to have a place to live,Continue reading “Much to be thankful for”

These are the Days of our Lives.

Almost two full weeks into September, it seems a great time to reflect on the last few months. Its raining as I sit here, a light fog covering everything. The clouds swirl restlessly, as fog rises up on the road. Fall is all around, from the shorter days to the colder nights. The heat hasContinue reading “These are the Days of our Lives.”

Sea Glass Tribute

It is a small beach and if you blink you’ll miss it. Wedged between two old production factories it faces out towards Lubec Narrows. To the left the old smokehouse stands quiet. Its windows have been boarded up and the worn shingles are separated, falling one by one into the sea. Looking across the narrowsContinue reading “Sea Glass Tribute”

Finding a Way Forward

Dedicated to Gayle Ann O’Connell To tell you the truth I don’t even know where to start. Almost a month ago, my Mother passed away from Congestive Heart Failure. She left us on a rainy June morning, catching us all by surprise. The paramedics couldn’t get her heart going. Her health over the last sixContinue reading “Finding a Way Forward”

Meetinghouse Night

The dirt drive leads as it always has to The Meetinghouse. Many years ago the townsfolk took the building and swiveled it using man power and teams of oxen. While it has been turned, the building still stands on the top of the hill near the graveyard. It still stands on its footprint, but itContinue reading “Meetinghouse Night”

Summer Memories

It is a sweltering day that melts into a warm quiet night. My sister and I go swimming downtown. We alternate taking turns jumping off of the dock into the lake. The water is refreshing on the skin after the muggy oppressive day. The evening is dark, and thunder threatens in the distance, rolling overContinue reading “Summer Memories”

Feels Like Home

Ed and my father still hadn’t pulled all the bolts off of leaf spring on the truck. They sat on the ground puzzling out how to get the thing out. I figured I had some time to waste. I put on the orange sweatshirt my mother had pulled from the closet, and made my wayContinue reading “Feels Like Home”

Ski Turns

It was a Friday night, clear and cold when my sister and I jumped upon the lift. The original double chair caught us mid shin, cutting us down and sitting us in the chair. Years ago this used to be the only chair my sister would go on. She refused to go off anything different,Continue reading “Ski Turns”