World War I ended one hundred years ago. Over fifteen million soldiers and civilians were killed, countries laid waste, survivors left with permanent scars. The flu epidemic killed fifty million more, over six hundred thousand in the United States alone. These happened long ago, but they were current events for Emilie Loring. Emilie sent two sons … More When World War I Was Too Close to Bear
How impossible it is to be in the throes of attraction, “blinded by love,” and have to decide, sanely and for a future yet unknown, “Is this ‘the one?'” … More What Then is Love?
How often do you see something with fresh eyes, notice something you hadn’t seen before? It’s a simple thing, but it’s been happening a lot since my husband and I both got new cameras. We walk the same green-belt path near our house day after day, week after week, but all of a sudden, we’re … More Reading With Fresh Eyes
For people who know the story, a person’s collection expresses a part of their personality long after they are gone. … More The Personal Patina of Book Collections
Fall is well on its way, Emilie Loring’s favorite season of the year. I returned from a lovely vacation in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the fall colors were clear and bright, and, wouldn’t you know, it’s been raining ever since! As I wait for “clearing skies and the sunshine of hope … More Guest Post: Homemade Book Covers for a Rainy Day
Have you ever wished that a book’s cover would look more like the story you saw in your imagination? Bonnie stopped wishing and made it happen. … More Guest Post: I Made My Own Book Covers
A lot happens in this small place, year after year, and it keeps me coming back. … More One Week in Blue Hill, Maine