The artist and musician Sally Taylor was traveling with her family and the voice in her head was getting clearer.

Heidi Sistare

The waistband on these swimming trunksHas suffered one too many dunksAnd now, by way of striking back,It gives its owner too much slack.

D.A.W.

With the Gay Head Light at the edge of the cliff, Vineyarders are celebrating, and angling to save, the beloved red-and-white-flashing beacon at the Island’s western tip.

Little Bighorn: A Novel; The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.

Alexandra Styron

At Studioshop in Oak Bluffs, a mother-daughter design team has a world of ideas.

Heidi Sistare

If you aren’t already acquainted with Tony Horwitz’s winning brand of travelogue history (Blue Latitudes, One for the Road, etc.), do yourself a favor and head to an Island bookstore. Or save the gas and download the e-book BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever.

Alexandra Styron

Hummingbirds are on their way now.Summer catbirds? Any day now!Ospreys land on last year’s poles,As bluebirds flirt with orioles.

D.A.W.

The old Lagoon Pond drawbridge had a good run, but after seventy-five years it was more than a little cantankerous.

Geoff Currier

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