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From the Island
The Stars from Hog Island - Nature during this crushing year has provided much-needed solace. During the crisp nights of winter here in Maine, we are fortunate to see, as Carl Sagan would say, “BILLIONS and billions of stars….” twinkling in the inky darkness. On seeing them, our minds turn to times on Hog Island and the laughter, the learning, the … Continue reading The Stars from Hog Island
Oh my, the holidays are here - It’s November and we never thought we’d make it this far. But we did! We discovered skills and strengths that blossomed in us. We discovered new relationships, both with humans and the great outdoors. And Hog Island? It continued to rejuvenate itself. The Hog Island crew, staff and volunteers, likewise blossomed. Friends of Hog Island … Continue reading Oh my, the holidays are here
A personal note and preamble… - At the beginning of this unusual and unexpected year, I was optimistic and positive that the pandemic lockdown would give us all, individually and organizationally, an opportunity to refresh, renew, rethink, revalue, rebuild, and restructure. For me, it has done all of those things, but it has also become a time of discovery and appreciation … Continue reading A personal note and preamble…
Where Do We Stand? - The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and … Continue reading Where Do We Stand?
Hog Island’s 2020 Season and Covid-19 - A decade ago FOHI was fighting to keep Hog Island Camp open; as we begin our second decade, we have found ourselves in recent weeks recommending to National Audubon that the camp be closed for the season. In such an unimaginable time as this Covid-19 pandemic, difficult decisions have to be made with the safety … Continue reading Hog Island’s 2020 Season and Covid-19