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Writing with Ernest

  Ernest Hemingway1 Ernest Hemingway was not my favorite author, in fact, I haven’t read most of what he’s written, but despite my own knowledge of his work, he was a successful author. And he was a serious writer. Hemingway had several interests – fishing, hunting, boxing, cats and perhaps you could add [...]

By |2021-01-20T20:13:06-06:00January 15th, 2021|A Writer's Path Category|2 Comments

A Thankful Lighthouse

Photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com The lighthouse at the entrance to the Tchefuncte (pronounced “she funk tee”) River was built in 1837 to guide ships across Lake Ponchartrain, Louisiana, to the port in Madisonville, Louisiana. Built on low-lying land, the area of the lighthouse and its other buildings like the keeper’s house, the fog signal, [...]

By |2020-11-30T22:22:14-06:00November 25th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments

Lighthouses on Lockdown

Race Point Light, Cape Cod, MA, photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com Closed for overnight stays summer 2020. With the threat of the COVID virus pandemic, most everyone has been affected in some way. Our lives have changed, and our futures questioned. For those of us housebound, we’ve hoped for summer vacation as an escape from [...]

By |2020-05-30T17:20:48-05:00May 30th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|1 Comment

Memorial Day at the Lighthouse

Republished from 2014 Portland Head Light photo by Royalbroil, courtesy Wikimedia “Here they come!” Nine-year-old Tommy shouted from the front porch. Polly dried her hands with the dish towel and followed Emily, Tommy’s little sister, to the front door. Sure enough, coming over the top of the hill were men, women and children [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:56:56-05:00May 25th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments

What do you give a Lighthouse Mother?

New Canal Lighthouse, Flickr, Creative Commons, photo by hatchski   What kind of a Mother’s Day gift do you give to a woman who took care of hundreds of people while tending a lighthouse at the same time? Margaret Norvell, who served as a lighthouse keeper at three different lighthouses in Louisiana, was [...]

By |2020-05-10T15:43:39-05:00May 10th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|0 Comments

How Writers Cope during the Pandemic

Social distancing on Little River Island in Maine, photo by Chuck Turk Appointments and meetings have been cancelled. Sports events have been cancelled. Vacations have been cancelled. Even going to church has been cancelled. The government tells us to stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease. So now, we writers [...]

By |2020-04-18T11:56:31-05:00April 16th, 2020|A Writer's Path Category|6 Comments

Honoring Our Lighthouse Ancestors

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Maine, photo by Laura Timberman Today's post was written by Special Guest Timothy Harrison, Editor of Lighthouse Digest For almost all of modern history the men and women who have served in our nation’s military forces have been honored with veteran’s markers at their grave sites at community cemeteries across [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:05:00-06:00November 19th, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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