Dear friends,

The lure of the sea – what is it about the sea and all its creatures that beckons us so? I am grateful to live on Connecticut’s beautiful shoreline just a few miles from the beach. Yet I find this primal pull is shared by all – no matter how landlocked.

The sound of the waves lapping at the shore…

The feel of the sand between our toes…

These moments of inner peace.

At the earth’s edge, we gaze off into infinity. We feel our own individual significance in our connection to all the universe. Yet, simultaneously, we comprehend that we are just a single grain of sand in this vast splendor. Picking up seashells, uno alla volta,

I remain your loyal friend,


Terri S. Alpert

Founder & CEO



I find such peace when snorkeling. Join me in the waters of Hawknest Bay in St. John, USVI, as I follow one particular sea turtle, coming up to the surface for air, and then diving down again.



I hope these brief 60 seconds bring you a little bit of the serenity I experienced in the moment.