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Artists View: Melanie Francis

Who are you and what do you do? I am a painter a gemologist, traveler and student. A lover of life!     Why do you do what you do? I find the discipline of a technically rigorous art intensely spiritual, focusing.   Risk taking and dangers of being an artist—in a minute there are a thousand possibilities to contemplate or utter failure. Silently communing with the divine. I don’t remember when I didn’t paint.     How do you…


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Nancy Anne Miller Book Signing

Bermudian poet Nancy Anne Miller will be signing her new book Somersault this Friday, April 24th at Brown & Co. With visual imagery that matches the vivid subject matter of her island home, Miller writes about a colonial childhood within…


Our Bermuda

First Swim

The Bermudian, May 1989 Winter is past, spring is flying past and so I want more than just to walk along the shore breathing the salty air, watching the blowing spume. Now, as the sea settles to a smooth gloss…


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What’s in A Name? Meredith Andrews’; Book “Who Is Anna Andersson?”

Last year Bermudian photographer Meredith Andrews set out to photograph women across Sweden who shared one thing in common: the name Anna Andersson. As Sweden’s most popular name, there are thousands of women who share it, but what makes them…


Our Bermuda

Building On Legend & Legacy

November 12, 2014—Ariel Sands Drive, Devonshire.  It’s mid-afternoon. Overcast but still balmy. Summer has yet to beat a full retreat and the clouds are high and thin, obscuring the sun just enough to make the growing crowd at the old…

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Short Story: The Day The Rock Burned

Once, Virgil got thrown out of class for talking too much. He had asked if stone could catch fire during reading time. Which irritated an already irritated Ms. Taylor who had just sent James and Jackie to deputy principle Smith’s…