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.
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“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 […]
Islanders and day trippers alike are invited to attend a festive book celebration for Peaks Island author/illustrator Beth Rand on October 13th to launch her 123 Gulls (Islandport Press). This picture book companion to Rand’s ABC Gulls […]
It could be my Irish heritage; you know, that long-suffering tendency toward the suspicion that revealing a joy might bring down the wrath of someone divine. Or, perhaps I should blame the Yankee […]
If this late summer heat has you dreaming of luffing sails and ocean spray, then I have a suggestion for you. Board one of Portland Schooner Company‘s historic schooners as quickly as […]
Donate ten; buy twenty. The annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Peaks Island Library, is Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 8 AM – 2:30 PM. This is your opportunity […]
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance offers a wide array of fantastic programming for writers, including “Pitch” which offers writers the chance to pitch their manuscripts or book proposals to agents from leading […]
Books work like magic carpets for me, whisking me away to “somewhere else.” Whether I’m vacationing, stealing a slice of staycation out of daily life, or shrugging off a worry I’m eager […]
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your […]
What a magical evening for the island community to gather and celebrate authors and artists, while raising funds for TEIA camperships. Even though waning sunlight gilded the historic club’s wraparound porch, the […]