Posts Categorized: On the Island

2019 Council of Conferences Meeting

Come to the Council of Conferences! Would you like to be more engaged with the wider Star Island community and to share and learn about best practices with other conferences? If so, please attend the Council of Conferences meeting! October 19, 2019 South Church Unitarian Universalist, Portsmouth, NH 292 State St. Portsmouth NH 03801 10… Read more >

Becoming a Shoaler

Becoming a Shoaler by Nelson Linscott The winter months after my first visit to Star Island were cold and dreary. Baxter was not feeling himself again, but who does feel well trudging through slush and snow dreaming of warmer months ahead? As storms raced through, I thought of Alex de Steiguer, the longtime Star Island… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 7

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 7 by Nelson Linscott It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside I’m not one of those who can easily hide I don’t have much money but boy if I did I’d buy a big house where we both could live If I was a sculptor, but then again,… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 6

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 6 by Nelson Linscott There are in our existence spots of time, That with distinct pre-eminence retain A renovating virtue, whence, depressed By false opinion and contentious thought, Or aught of heavier or more deadly weight, In trivial occupations, and the round Of ordinary intercourse, our minds Are nourished… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 5

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 5 by Nelson Linscott Star Island Bodhicitta I went voluntarily sentby luck of the drawThough my World residesinside a temporary shellthat will crumble into dustThe island called to mea place I only dreamed ofI felt the spirit longbefore I set foot upon the rockthe beauty of the land cold Atlantic… Read more >