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Fall 2013 Contributing Writers:

Kim Baker
Nicola Burnell
Amanda Converse
Lynne Delaney
Maggie French
Grace Finch
Kathy O'Keefe Kanavos
Rachel Ellis Kaufman
Johanne Kieffer
Ginger Kimler
Diane Kovanda
Ellen Raquel LeBow
Jacqueline Murray Loring
Sherri Mahoney-Battles
Diane McDonough
Debbie McNaughton
K.S. Mueller
Katie O'Sullivan
Saralee Perel
Beverly Ryle
Maria Silva
Linda Maria Steele
Constance Wilkinson
Ana J. Zick


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Best-selling author interviews, fine art, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, writer resources and contests – a writing community at your fingertips. Come in and be captivated…

The Cape's Oak Trees Are Dying

Literary Women

Literary Women

My Cape Cod: Vintage Writing About Cape Cod by the late Rachel Ellis Kaufman (selected from her series of essays titled" Far Away Places") What is it about the Cape which invades the spirit?

The Write Way: To Review or Not to Review, Is That Even a Question? by Katie O'Sullivan
Ah, Fall. The college students are gone and yellow school buses replace sightseers in clogging Cape roadways. Back to School time.

Authors Discuss Autism's Impact On Families At Craigville Retreat Center by Johanne Kieffer
On August 12, 2013, a fundraising event called Autism & Authors was held at the Craigville Retreat Center, in Centerville, to benefit Cape Cod Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a campus style residential community for adults with autism.

Saving Gracie Book Review by Ginger Kimler
The first chapter of Jill Teitelman's novel, Saving Gracie, drew me in like a child to a candy store. My craving to become a shut-in and enjoy its deliciousness trumped any outside obligation

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Creative Women

Creative Women

The Cranberry Creativity Conference: The Art Of Collaboration by Nicola Burnell
Like most exciting ideas, the seed for the Cranberry Creativity Conference was planted long before the details emerged.

90 YEARS LATER…Edith Lake Wilkinson is coming back to Provincetown
We have details about the upcoming historic show of Edith's work at the Larkin Gallery, once the West End Market, which Edith had painted in the early 1920's.

Fall Poem: Sharing Red by Kim Baker
After Ready for Harvest, by Kathryn Kleekamp

Fall for the Arts! The sixth annual Fall for the Arts with events across Cape Cod and the Islands.



Playing with the Future of the Cape's Water Supply by Amanda Converse
Cape Cod's water supply is certainly a thing of beauty. Not only does it provide both residents and visitors with a beautiful landscape, but it also supplies everyone with water for their personal and professional needs.

Readers Celebrate Our Environment With Poetry For The Fall
                  Braving the Light by Kim Baker
                  Fall Poem by Grace Finch

NEW COLUMN ALERT! What's Happening To Our Environment?
Cape Cod Without Oak Trees? Seriously? by Nicola Burnell
To quote the inimitable British musician Joe Jackson: "Cause if my eyes don't deceive me there's something going wrong around here." In the Summer issue of CapeWomenOnline magazine I asked readers to "look up" and examine the canopies of the oak trees in their neighborhood. The signs are so obvious they are hard to miss, but several months later, people are STILL unaware of this environmental nightmare playing out right in our own back yards!

Working Women

Building Connections by Diane McDonough
Patricia Taylor is a mother, grandmother and a construction worker with a Construction Supervisor's License. She loves to work with wood. She's renovated and winterized her own home; converted a van to a camper; and has empowered families by building homes — and kayaks — for Habitat for Humanity.

The Rebirth of an Entrepreneurial Nation: Team Building & Marketing by Sherri Mahoney-Battles
Most small business owners have a skill-set that surpasses others in their field and dream of the day when they become their own boss

Crony Capitalism - Family Style by Beverly Ryle It was relatively cool on the back deck of my son's laboriously restored, brick house in downtown Wallingford, CT, when the family gathered on the first of August to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday

Holistic Health

Holistic Health

Colorful Living Maria Silva & Ana J. Zick
Coloring our life…our choices for healing are as diverse now as the crayon box. My desire for deeper meaning and answers led me to study with many metaphysical teachers and mentors. Their essence and wisdom have created my own personal canvas from which I draw.

Living Whole: Time May be Finite…Moments are Infinite by Maggie French
There May Be Only 24 Hours in a Day . . . There Are Immeasurable Moments. With the theme of this issue of Cape Women Online being, "Crayons and Cranberries, Cape Cod has something for everyone" I think about how Labor Day has already come and gone.

The Department of Meditation, Etc.: Changing Minds at Concord High & Yours, Too, Maybe by Constance Wilkinson
Department of Meditation, ETC. fans know we encourage readers to create a simple sitting meditation practice. Names and techniques for sitting meditation vary according to various traditions (shamatha, shi-ne, zazen), but we've been concentrating on a bare-bones sitting practice* that asks no more than five minutes of your time a day, time that everyone has enough of, even you. Yes, you.

A Message from Spirit: Calling Back Your Lost Abundance by Lynne Delaney

Cancer Q & A Kathy O'Keefe Kanavos addresses your concerns about Cancer

Life Stories

No Matter Where You Go, There You Are by Jacqueline Murray Loring
At 6:30am on Saturday, July 13, 2013, as the sun rose above Albuquerque's Sandia Mountains, I was printing and collating movie scripts, ten at a time. I'd been up all night as part of a 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) short movie writing team.

Autumn at the Neck by Saralee Perel
Sandy Neck Beach on Cape Cod Bay is other-worldly all year 'round, but it's most incredible during the fall.

Squirrels Cry Too by Debbie McNaughton
On a cloudy October afternoon, a few years ago, I hired a company to cut down the oak tree on my front lawn. I couldn't stand to look at it one minute longer.

The Red Blanket by K.S. Mueller
We covered Hector's stiff body with the red blanket that we kept in the basement. I carefully tucked all the corners underneath his body while we decided what to do with this big dog carcass.

Community Action

Community Action

Bringing Haiti Home: Ellen LeBow Opens Her Home And Her Heart by Ellen Raquel LeBow
The other day the two 10-year-old Haitian girls Seth and I recently brought home to live with us had an announcement: Because people found their names too difficult to pronounce Hernitte Riviere and Woodmyha Rafa Luma had decided to change their names to "Linda" and "Lindi".

Breaking Bread Together by Linda Maria Steele
"Just by eating together it makes you feel psychologically closer." ~ David Givens I recently watched "Under the Tuscan Sun" the 2003 film starring Diane Lane for a second time in preparation for my own upcoming Italian adventure.

Calmer Choice: Helping Young People Develop Inner Resilience by Diane Kovandar
Four years ago, Fiona Jensen was standing in her kitchen watching her daughter and 4 teen friends struggle with anger and sadness after attending the funeral of a friend who'd been brutally murdered. This funeral came just a month after another student in their class had died in a car accident.

Welcome to the Fall issue of CapeWomenOnline, where we look at how Cape Cod has a little something for everyone after the summer season ends.

The seasonal nature of our economy has created an off-season community that is passionately invested in supporting Cape Cod businesses through local festivals and events that celebrate the Arts and provide local produce, goods and services of an exceptionally high quality. These events are fun, inspiring and a great place to network with kindred spirits.

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