Posts Categorized: Shoaler Voices

Hooked by a Sense of Total Freedom

by Kristin Laverty, International Affairs Family Conference I’ll start from the beginning. My father attended some of the first family conferences in the 50’s with his parents, and that is how my family began our connection to Star Island. (Not to brag, but my grandmother is quoted in Fred McGill’s “Something Like A Star” …I… Read more >

Lessons from Star

by Sally Hamburger, Life on a Star I have been coming to the Life on a Star conferences for 45 years now, and obviously I love every part of it. Well, maybe not the poison ivy. My favorite spot is the chapel in the early morning. Starting every day there sets my outlook for the… Read more >

The Call to Return Massages the Spirit

By Kate Leigh, Massage Therapist First a little about my her-story with Star Island. I used to come out here as a child. My family went to the Unitarian church. Star Island happens to have a strong affiliation with this church group as well as some others. The island is part of a group of… Read more >

Back Again and Again for the Community

by Aaron Hamburger, Life on a Star I first came to Star Island in 1969. I have returned for 45 years primarily because after the second year, my wife and three daughters demanded it. I come again and again for the people, emotional and intellectual stimulation and the beautiful surroundings. Perhaps my peak experience at… Read more >