I live in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. I am a feature writer for local newspapers and regional magazines. This blog is a notebook and a scrapbook.
Recently, I wrote about New Hampshire wine and wineries for the September 2012 edition of New Hampshire Magazine.
I’m married to an American Airlines captain who was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. We met in Texas and got married on Cape Cod, had kids in North Carolina, and lived in South Florida too. For the past 16 years we have made our home in North Hampton, New Hampshire. We have two lovely daughters who are 24 and 19 years old.
I am also a local beach cleanup coordinator, ballot clerk, town cable committee member, guardian of a small chicken flock, and merit badge counselor for a Boy Scout troop. I have worked as an assessment administrator for a national education exam. I have my private pilot’s license but haven’t logged any time in a while. I studied English, anthropology and geography in college, and it took me a really long time to complete my BA.
I love maps, books, birds, airplanes, flowers, gardening, cooking, holidays, the ocean, my family and my dog.
More published clips…
NH Magazine Jan. 2011: Re-thinking winter
NH Magazine Jan. 2010: Ice capades: It is one of the most distinctive sounds of wintertime: the smooth scrape of metal blades on ice.
Five remedies for the N.H. property tax blues: No. 1 Move to a tax haven
Above the comfort zone on Mt. Washington
A stroll along Hampton Beach
Sensory delight in Celia’s garden: Caretakers tend to 19th century poet’s colorful vision at sea
Top dogs in the Seacoast
Barnyard to backyard: Chickens come home to roost
North Hampton becomes scarecrow town
Blog post highlights:
How to boat a striper, remove the hook, and determine if its a keeper
The captain and the lady
Oystercatchers are mine forever
Seeing seals at dawn
A Halloween play in five acts
A tiny spark
Taking advantage of what Portsmouth has to offer and Kitty kat apron store
Nothing was expected of us and no one knew where we were
Keep cold, my love
Save me, oh God, for the waters have come up to my neck
Flipping a coin to decide an election
Staycation: Seabrook Harbor and Brew with a view
The view from 17
Crab and coffee
Room with a deja vu
writ in blossoms and marsh walk and body and at the museum
Castles in the sand at Hampton Beach
Visit my garden
My excellent aerial adventure (in an ultralight trike) and I went flying
Squares of New York and Carriage horses and Times Square and Dog in a window
Gods, goddesses, girls, boys, and birds
Dolphin St. and Old 7 mile bridge and Iguana sees shadow
It’s a boy!
Figural, photos from a trip to the Mediterranean and I was gone
Way back, I had a blog called ever so humble, then another called Atlantic Ave., then just Amy Kane, then Seacoast Explorer. Some of the old blogs are in archives on this blog now, albeit missing some photos. My old amykane typepad address has been picked up by a fake spam blog – do not go there.
All photos and words on this blog are mine and copyrighted, unless otherwise noted.
Working on a newspaper feature, summer 2009. Life is good.