Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Sand and snow

A week ago today I spent the day at a cookout at the Charley Young Beach in Kihei, a city on the island of Maui. The area is known as … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

A birthday party in photos

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments


The wife of the weatherman next door said this has been the coldest January on Murphy Dome in all of the 15 years that she has lived here. The thermometer … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s been awhile

Hi. I’ve neglected you. I want you to know that I have been thinking about you these last few months. Since we last were together, I made a quilt. And … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Ten things I think I know

I had been thinking about turning 40 next year and decided to make a list of ten things I know for sure because the best thing about getting older is … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · 3 Comments

News flash

Alec found his birth mother. As if his life weren’t interesting enough. The search began late last year when we hired Search Quest America, a Florida company who helped reunite … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

Art class

An art teacher of my acquaintance, Gail, is leading art and craft workshops with some moms and their toddlers this summer. This week, we decorated T-shirts using an easy technique … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · 2 Comments