Posts Categorized: On the Island

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 >

IRAS Summer Conference on Star Island: June 22‐29, 2019 The CRISPR Apple on the Tree of Knowledge: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, and the Human Future

  The following press release provides details about the upcoming summer IRAS conference on Star Island. We think this year’s theme is particularly enticing, especially to those interested in learning more about the advancement of human gene editing technology and its impact on our lives and the world. We invite you to join us at… Read more >