I’ve Been Thinking of a Way

I’ve Been Thinking of a Way

by Nichole Fenwick I've been thinking of a way to say the things that get misunderstood. The things that go undetected. The unspoken sorrows that, yes, are a few years old, but burn so deep, they entrap me in this cyclical sadness. This sadness that surfaces year after year around the time it originally occurred. [...]

Raindrops and Buttons

Raindrops and Buttons

I love the sound of rain. However, the sound of rain on a tin or metal roof is something else altogether. It brings to mind childhood afternoons with my Nana. My Nana, Mary Murphy Chaknis, was born in 1911 in County Cork, Ireland. Her family was poor, and by the time Nana had reached her [...]

The Eye of the Storm

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, our lives and homes were forever altered. Hurricane Michael blew through the Panhandle region of Florida and left a path of immense destruction in his wake. Nothing would ever be the same. Though we'd prepared, on the morning of October 10, at 4:30 am, John and I decided staying in [...]

Northwest Florida Spring Hop

Northwest Florida Spring Hop

The panhandle of Florida is home to not only the World's Most Beautiful Beaches, but also to many gorgeous natural springs abundant with local wildlife. My daughter, Emma and her beau, Jason spend most every weekend exploring these often overlooked locations, capturing their trips on their YouTube channel, Paddle Blues.