Frankly Speaking Again


Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” ~Robert Henri 

About a year ago, I kept mentioning, through our company blog site, our friend Frank. He had almost became a regular topic of conversation on All Things Fulfilling. There has been so much going on in this world of independent thoughts, words and views that little mention lately has been made of my friend Frank…Gromling, that is. 

People everywhere have been saying to me ” Where is Frank? How is Frank?”

Well – Frank has been busy too! He has been busy hanging out and doing some fulfilling publishing projects with people like Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of the infamous ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In fact, he was just in New York City accepting a Ben Franklin Award on behalf of Ocean Publishing, his company, for the publication of Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Ocean Publishing is a small publishing company on Florida’s east coast, and Jean-Michel’s first book, in a four part series, has been recognized for excellence by the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) for the documentation of the beauty of marine life environments.

This book is available at local bookstores, through internet booksellers and through Jean-Michel Cousteau’s non-profit organization Ocean Futures Society and through Ocean Publishing

Congratulations, Frank! You are meeting the goals of your company by “making waves with quality books.” Where will your ocean currents take you next?

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Sculpture Artist Works Every Minute, Every Day


Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were big things.” ~Robert Brault

 I wasn’t kidding last week when I said “I might just go find something fulfilling to do this spring, like play in a big sandbox, so I can once again view the world through the eyes of a child.” This Easter weekend, my husband, our adult son and I had a reunion  in southern Colorado, not too far from the border of New Mexico. We visited San Luis Valley to see  Great Sand Dunes National Park

There is an artist in residence at this National Park who works 24/7. She is assisted in her sculpture work by her helpers, the wind, the rain, the freeze and the thaw of the Colorado snow. The changing climate and seasons and the sub-surface aquifer also help to chisel and carve the sand sculpture created by the artist, Mother Earth. One only needs to stand amid this enormous natural sculpture for moments to realize that the sweeping winds change the shape and form of  nature’s art work  from moment to moment. 

The sand dunes at this National Park, surrounded by majestic 14,000 ft mountain peaks are the tallest sand dunes in North America. They measure 750 feet high covering more than 330 square miles. One of the most diverse parks in the country, the elevation ranges from 7,515’ to 13,604.’ It includes one of the rarest natural eco-systems on earth. From mountain peaks to sandy deserts to wetlands, this National Park leaves no doubt in one’s mind that God, the greatest architect in the World, created this glorious site for mankind to enjoy. For more information on how this vast area of sand was deposited in a very remote mountainous area of Colorado, visit

In a place where there are not many things to do other than witness the beauty of the Sangre de ChristoMountains(meaning blood of Christ) and the awesome Great Sand Dunes National Park, we filled our Easter baskets with remembering how nice it was to be all together again, as a family of three.

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