On this  page  you find  gathering of people, processes, products, places and programs we are happy to tell you about. We know these sources, respect them and think you will also benefit from having a look at their sites.


cafe alta graciaCafe Alta Gracia
This organic coffee is shade-grown in the Dominican Republic on the land of Julia Alvarez’ family. Affordable, fairly traded, this coffee is excellent. This coffee is served at HopeSpringsInstitute.

turtleTurtle Gallery is on Deer Isle in Downeast Maine. Always showing and selling excellent work of artists form Maine and elsewhere, this gallery has been on the island for 25 years, consistent in offering excellent fine art and crafts.

stringString Theory an excellent new yarn shop, is in Blue Hill, Maine. Owned by women who dye their own yarn and stock other beautiful yarn from all over the world, this is a user-friendly site. If you love color, texture and the joys of making something out of yarn, go here!


alvarezJulia Alvarez whose new work,Once Upon a Quinceanera, is just released this summer,is an author who touches the essential human issues of our world through her writings.

gideonMelanie Gideon, whose recent prize-winning novel Pucker,tells the deep truth about growing up in this troubled world,the power of skin color and all the tender issues oflove and uniqueness. Her prose rings deeply into the heart of the matter of human dignity.

ruth kingRuth King, teacher, author, healer and board member of Hope Springs, has a new edition of her excellent work Healing Rage.

tomTom Finn is a colleague who coaches leaders on handling pressure in the workplace ( ) and has just released his book, Are You Clueless? 7 Clues to Profit, Productivity, & Partnership for Leaders in a Multicultural World. Available at

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Graphic Arts Design:

Red Door Media, powered by Michael Richard in Damariscotta, Maine, is the designer of this website. Always able to translate an idea into compelling design, this business is a great ally for people trying to develop a creative and compelling website.


corneliaCornelia Kavanagh's sculpture speaks in an elemental way to the universal principles of beauty, time and space.  Her work seeks serenity and dissolves agitation.

januaryJanuary Glass This cast glass studio is producing very beautiful, hand cast jewelry and sculptural pieces.
The site explains the grace and skill of the work.
Caitlin Johnston works from Providence, Rhode Island where she teaches and runs a studio.

mintonMinton Sparks
This extraordinary young poet/performance artist sings true. Her dvds are priceless. In live performance she is compelling.

emmasEmma's Revolution
Pat and Sandy are champions of human rights, bards in the old tradition of Pete Seeger and all the singing ancestors.
Their music is both beautiful and awakening.

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