A Summer's Note

  I’m writing this in a beach house with doors open to the sea, listening to the waves and feeling the salt air. A pod of pilot whales swam by a little while ago; I watched their glossy black backs lift just before they sounded, and felt strong love for them and all creatures in our beautiful oceans.

Since my last post, I’ve been traveling, researching, and spending time with my family and friends. I wrote a monologue as part of the play Motherhood Out Loud, and have felt thrilled to see it performed. I’ve been practicing guitar, playing in a band with two friends—all three of us live on the same street in Chelsea. (Our gigs are in my living room, and our audience is my three cats.)

Also, as you’ll soon see, I’ve been working with a friend on a series of videos, soon to premiere and become a regular feature on this site. I’ve been really lucky to be working with such amazing people in bringing this website to life. It’s been all fun and all play, and I’m really excited to have you here.

Mainly, as always, I’ve been writing. I’ve finished a new novel, and I’ll tell you about it soon. Until then, have a wonderful summer. Enjoy whatever is making your spirit rise these days. Don’t forget to wish on shooting stars!

Yours, Luanne