Posts Categorized: Shoaler Voices

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 >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 4

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 4 by Nelson Linscott “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” William Shakespeare Across the dock to the gangplank, I pushed Baxter in his stroller toward the good ship Thomas Laighton. I now had… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 3

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 3 by Nelson Linscott “Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”  William Butler Yeats It was April and I worked on my packing list. Making sure you have everything is essential when you are a beat up old guy and your best friend… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 2

We’ve received an outpouring of responses to our most recent blog post by Nelson Linscott, and are pleased to share the second installment of the series, A Shoaler in the Making. We think you’ll appreciate reading about Nelson’s life and experience leading up to his first trip to Star as much as we did. His… Read more >