The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine was the perfect place to brave a seaweed cocktail that I’ll call a Spicy Sea Glass. The color of the murky depths, it smelled like the ocean; the mango and chili infused tequila reposado with fresh lime and agave was shaken and strained over seaweed ice. The cocktail won’t win any Instagram photo contests, but I loved the adventure of trying it
I'm trained as a cultural anthropologist and Native American studies scholar, employed as the Director of Communications at Saint Joseph's College, and consult in institutional advancement and education. Otherwise, I'm an avid skier, runner, and reader who loves living on an island in Maine with my family.
Thank you to guest author Dr. Chuck Radis for permission to republish his article from drchuckradis.com. I offer it to Peaks Island Press readers to foster constructive conversations about how communities can […]
The day started with a trail run through shadowed canyons and groves of ancient oaks. It ended with a bottle of cava, hand-carried from Spain and uncorked on a sunset-lit beach that looked […]
How does a Maine island celebrate the retirement of a beloved librarian who has served her community for 28 years? With cake–best measured in square feet–a table groaning with brunch foods, a […]
Dear Travel, please rescue me. Relight, reignite, rekindle a space that feels dead inside. A place absent of warmth. Absent of light. Travel, I yearn to be awakened. Transformed. To be summoned […]
A fir tree should have been balancing–decorated with straw stars and red wooden ornaments–in the corner. A grandfather–legs crossed and cold beer in hand–should have been sitting on the couch. Instead, he passed away just days before the holiday, making this our year without a Christmas tree.
“For me, there have been times when the act of writing has been an act of faith, a spit in the eye of despair. Writing is not life, but I think that […]