Welcome to My Blog

Civil War Redux — Regional Differences

There is so much geographical diversity in the United States. In the last twelve months I've lived in Rhode Island and South Carolina, and spent days or weeks in Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, Vermont, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Georgia, and Louisiana. And of course...

Westward Ho!

The American West holds such allure and magic. In my Pollyanna mind I picture regal native Americans aside good natured cowboys on their chestnut and paint steeds, buffalo and bald eagles and bear and moose, all loping respectfully across the plains, woodlands, and...

So, What’s Beaufort Like?

It seems there's a lot of interest in little Beaufort, South Carolina. Since my husband and I decided to buy a home there in 2015, we've immensely enjoyed settling in and learning about the area. When we come up for air in Eleuthera or Narragansett or who-knows-where,...

A Blogger Looks at Re-Entry

Seven years ago, a time which now seems both like yesterday yet also another era, it was snowing in Atlanta. A major snowstorm paralyzed the city with its four inches of white stuff. No one could drive, schools were closed, and of course local grocery stores were...

Looking for your eyes

I have a very dear friend who married last weekend in New Orleans. He told me he was on the dance floor and looked across it, and his eyes met his partner's eyes and...well, they're now married. That reminds me of meeting my husband. His eyes almost literally emitted...

“Eleuthera” (the book) is here!

I am so pleased to announce that my new book is now available for purchase at the Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour and on our website eleutherabook.com. Eleuthera is a 12" x 9" hardcover, full color, 112 page book featuring 100 extraordinary photographs of...

Australian Fiction, Part Three

Following that magnificent colored creature, I glided through the water without breathing air. It didn’t seem possible…it was not possible!...but somehow it seemed I was equipped with diver’s fins and a face mask, a regulator and a tank of air on my back. But I was...

Australian Fiction, Part Two

The ocean water, once warm and inviting, was becoming cold and daunting. Floating only helped for a limited time until a wave would crash over my face, up my nose, in my mouth and eyes and ears. I tried to swim the back stroke but wasn’t even sure which direction to...

Australia Fiction, Part One

The cruise ship balcony was small and that’s how I viewed the world through the cruise ship lens. How ridiculous, I thought, to be here in Australia and see blinking lights in the dark. I should be a part of those lights…know what’s going on there. It’s the Great...

Enthralled with Dolphins

Dolphins intrigue, interest and captivate me. And I don’t think it’s just me; the sight of a dolphin at sea or offshore sends everyone running to look. Perhaps it’s the intelligence and grace of the dolphin, paired with the mystery we only barely understand under the...

Sandy 10.25.2012

When we went through Irene last year I never thought of that experience as a training exercise. Both of us agreed we’d never voluntarily go through a hurricane again. But Sandy kind of crept up on us. We planned two weeks on Eleuthera to get the houses ready for...

Trying to Reason with…Sandy

Fred and I came back to Eleuthera last Friday and it was a triumphant homecoming. We'd been gone five months and that was w-a-y too long. It was hot here. Really hot and steamy. Perhaps that should have been a harbinger. We glided along for three days, so happy to see...

A Sad Turtle Tale

Turtle’s gone. It’s unsettling how the absence of the seventh dog in a now six dog household can feel so pronounced and yet so hollow. If you know me or have followed my predominantly Eleutheran writings, you know that Turtle is a four-year old potcake we adopted last...

Nabbing the Float

Ankles are healing and today was more like a "normal" day on Eleuthera. I enjoyed my morning half grapefruit and then we puttered around the property. I rummaged through a bin full of snorkels and masks and fins, attempting to find a pair of flippers that would allow...

Eleuthera: “What do you DO?”

Three months and a week…98 days…that’s how long I’ve now been on Eleuthera. I haven’t written anything since I’ve been here because I was too busy being a sponge, absorbing the sights and smells and sunlight and sounds. But it’s time to answer the one question...

A Day for Blue Floats

Eleuthera's beaches spoiled me as a kid…I just didn't know it. I guess it's similar to the girl in my grade school carpool group whose mother picked us up once a week in her Rolls Royce. I once commented to her that it was a fancy car and she looked at me with...

In celebration of Steve Jobs…and Jerry Garcia

I was eating dinner last night, enjoying a lovely outdoor restaurant in a mountain setting in Asheville, NC when, ironically, I received the text on my iPhone. "OMG. Steve Jobs died." The text came from an acquaintance I'd not talked with in several months, but with...

Quotidian Thoughts?

For a while I've been wanting to add a section to my website where I could jot down thoughts every day, or jot down everyday thoughts. I'm not aiming for completeness or length or rhetorical perfection (those I try for in my blog--ok, no comments from the peanut...

Katie Black Frost

Writer and Publisher

Follow my blog to receive new post updates and occasional news!

Share This