This is my twelfth Knowledge Fair at North Haven Community School, and one of the best, in my opinion.
Hello from North Haven! My daughter Penrose and I were outside enjoying the unseasonally warm weekend, climbing around on the sticky piles of snow heaped around the house from shoveling and plowing, when a spot of red caught her eye. “Look Mom,” she called from across the front yard. “I found a ladybug!” She was […]
Hello from North Haven! Since Thursday morning, we’ve enjoyed three major snowstorms, including Saturday’s unexpected 8 inch bounty. After such a snowless December and January, I’ve been feeling a little anxious about maximizing snow fun, with mixed results. Thursday’s storm inspired Penrose to at first put on her green and blue long armed, long sleeved bathing suit […]
Hello from North Haven! One thing I was excited for, moving back to Maine from Boston, was snow. Pristine blankets of white, blank slates ready to be etched with ski tracks or snowshoe prints, sparkling under a cloudless sky after a quiet storm. Our first island winter was surprisingly mild, but subsequent years yielded pleasing […]
Through some quirk of synchronicity, Hineni (Here I Am) has been following me around lately. It’s a phrase with a great deal of importance in Judaism. Biblically, it is used as an answer to a divine question: Moses says it to the burning bush, Abraham says it before he is instructed to sacrifice Isaac. The implication is […]
Hello from North Haven! Out here in the ocean, we might be pretty far from the mainland, but we have a neighbor we could swim to: Vinalhaven. Our islands together are called the Fox Islands, and until 1846 were incorporated into the same town, though geologically we are complete opposites. We share an electric coop and […]