Month: April 2016

April 24, 2016 Maureen Kearney

The baby harbor seal inched its way ever so slowly away from the water and higher up on the beach. It appeared slightly more than a foot long with a small softball sized head, protruding ribs and not yet with any blubber characteristic of a harbor seal.  We stood still, anxiously watching the large incoming…

April 12, 2016 Maureen Kearney

One afternoon last year, I found myself on the hardwood floor with my then 4 year old daughter, surrounded by markers, crayons, scissors and a large paper tree we had just cut out of butcher paper. It was a spontaneous project prompted by a book we had just read. A friend walked by our open…

April 4, 2016 Maureen Kearney

My daughter came home from school and announced that her teacher calls me a “Master Sewer”. Wow!  I was definitely surprised at this title as I don’t even own a sewing machine.  Although I could fiddle my way around a sewing machine, I have no idea how to thread a bobbin or when to change…