It may well be that I've been around quite a bit longer than a good many who are creative in the special way that DWELL presents. After reading most of what I could on Dwell, I decided that I might just have a tiny corner here in which I could also dwell, share, explore and exult in along with many younger and possibly older than I. I've done a lot of stuff, called "experience" and some of it at least can find a place here. My artistic or creative bents have been in the are of antique real estate restoration and here in the northeast, there's quite a lot of it. Along the way, I also took my money and life in hand and ventured into the realm of granite quarrying since I really, really am a juniper and granite person. (I escaped from that venture with my life, less the money, of course!).

Now, I am mostly a writer. It seems I have accumulated a lot of stories that I need to write now. Someone from far away asked me to write a story he could use to teach religion to his young children a while ago. I knew nothing of the subject but after reading some, I wrote a sort of novella about St. Vincent de Paul, which he liked a lot and in fact published it. Then I began a long journey in the life of a young woman with special language gifts who does a certain type of spying in the battle against illicit drugs in Maine and elsewhere. Those are published as The Mists of Adriana, Book I, Book II, and Book III, and if you want to read about Adriana, you can find the books published most everywhere that sells eBooks and audio books.

But today I want to tell everyone at Dwell about my venture into the real estate development business. It began when I bought an unique 55 acre parcel along the river in Ellsworth, Maine. I am searching through my files of photos to scan just the right ones into the fabric of the story. It will take a bit of time but just the right photos are important and I'll not put the story here until its really ready. Perhaps you'll watch to see the arrival of "Phoebe's House; Joseph's Land" soon and I'll tell you how I learned that there are more important things in development than merely knocking something old down to make way for new.