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Poem: Beachcombing

Poem: Beachcombing »

By: David K. Leff

Beachcombers are what they find, fragments of random striving and longing, lookouts for the hit-or-miss gamble of seeing something others have overlooked in... more

Poem: Simplicity

Poem: Simplicity »

By: L. M. Browning

There are days when Life is complex And I require some answer To the hows and whys That surround the mysterious forces At work in my life. And still... more

Poem: Deep Notes, Quick Pace

Poem: Deep Notes, Quick Pace »

By: L. M. Browning

  The despairing beauty of the music Causes us to lament life as we live it. The capture and loss of the moment —The bittersweet quality Of... more

Poem: Choices Scarcely Recalled

Poem: Choices Scarcely Recalled »

By: L. M. Browning

  The dark molasses passing of time During those days when I cannot recall What I have achieved And can think of nothing else I am tempted to... more

Poem: My Religion Is New England

Poem: My Religion Is New England »

By: L. M. Browning

My feast days come When the apples are ripe And the blueberries Hang heavy with juice. My communal wine Is the crisp salty liquor sipped From the... more

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up »

By: Sherri Daley

“What We talk about” is a book of memories and anecdotes from women over 60, a project dreamed up by me and my college roommate Linda Hughes. The title? I... more

Fiction: Old Gazebos

Fiction: Old Gazebos »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer is finally here. and for Lynn and her family, this means only one thing: time to unwind at their beloved cottage by the sea. With some recent tragedies... more

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part One: Bad Blood

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part One: Bad Blood »

By: John Gaffney

In 2004, Coastal Connecticut editor and Madison resident John Gaffney was diagnosed with acute leukemia, and given minimal chance to walk out of Middlesex... more

Alligator Safety Tips

Alligator Safety Tips »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If you live in alligator country, be aware that spring can be a risky time. Year round, there are common sense precautions you can take to keep you safe. Here... more

Gators on the Golf Course

Gators on the Golf Course »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Ed Ricciuti, Coastal Connecticut’s contributing editor for nature, the outdoors and science, has a new book on real urban jungle, the establishment of large,... more

The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun »

By: Staff

The Warmth of the Sun…and 49 other beach blanket musical masterpieces both major and minor. Beach reads and beach music share some common elements. Beach... more

11 Irresistible Beach Reads

11 Irresistible Beach Reads »

By: Staff

The perfect beach read walks the fine line between trash and literature. Well-written, plot-driven, and easy to pay attention to. You won’t find Fifty Shades... more

THE COURAGE TO CREATE Tonight you might read the best writer you ever read. Right here.

THE COURAGE TO CREATE Tonight you might read the best writer you ever read. Right here. »

By: John Gaffney

I took a gap year in college. Because I was destined to start a rock ’n’ roll band. Destined. It was going to be a loose,  rhythmic incarnation of The... more

Poem: Lament of the Wayfarer

Poem: Lament of the Wayfarer »

By: Leslie Browning

  When the day comes And I at last clear this dense wood, I shall meet you on the other side. When the day comes And my path comes back to the... more

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker »

By: Staff

Meet Mike Stryker of New London. By day, he’s a Financial Advisor at UBS and by lunchtime and weekends, owner of Spindrift Guitars, one of the shoreline’s... more

The Bee and Thistle

The Bee and Thistle »

By: Fay Abrahamsson

Like the perfect cocktail, the Bee & Thistle Inn has created just the right mix of antique quaintness and modern hospitality in a historic, 1756-era... more

Great Tools for Great Writers

Great Tools for Great Writers »

By: Staff

Feeding the soul of a writer can be arduous. We need all the help we can get. Creating a Writing Life PatriciaAnnChaffee.com... more

Writers’ Workshops

Writers’ Workshops »

By: Sherri Daley

Maybe it is the memories the change of pace that brings us there the sense of vacation maybe the smell of the place the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the... more

New Deal on Lyme Disease

New Deal on Lyme Disease »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Braving nasty, needle-sharp thorns on invasive Japanese barberry shrubs that sometimes grow taller than his own sixfoot-eight-inch frame, Guilford’s Scott C.... more

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily »

By: Melinda Tuhus

The concept of restaurants bringing in the freshest local food they can find from area farms has been around for a few decades, but it has exploded in... more