Seasons cling in Maine. My corner of Maine, anyway. They’re slow to change. They can be subtle and take their time coming in and are often reluctant to go out. Twice a year I forget which season we’ve left, which we’re in, and which we’re changing into. They come in the spring and fall while […]
Grocery Shopping And Culture Shock
I love going grocery shopping in unfamiliar places. Like yesterday, I went grocery shopping in New York – on Manhattan – for the first time. Completely different from home, as home would be completely different for New Yorkers. Grocery stores are familiar on some level, no matter where you go. In France, or Spain, or […]
Labor Day means two fantastic things: an extra day in the weekend and an end to Tourist Season. (Not that all the tourists will be gone, just that it will be a little less of a circus getting where I need to go.) If traffic is any indication, this might be the best summer we’ve […]
Happy Turkey Day!
So it’s Thanksgiving here in the US. Quite appropriately, we have had a giant flock of wild turkeys parading between our house and the in-laws’. No sign of the gorgeous fox we saw the other day, though. Jumping on this holiday’s bandwagon, I have quite a lot to be thankful for right now. Friends and […]
The Writing Nook
Some people have breakfast nooks. I have a writing nook. It’s received mention here before, so I decided it was time for show-and-tell. That mess under the desk? Can’t see it when I’m working, but it does make for interesting foot rests. The bright Indian scarves? They’re disguising my crazy bags and boxes of notebooks. Some […]
That’s right folks; it’s fair season. Students are returning to classrooms, and summer is heading out with a bang. Literally, when you add fireworks. From now through Halloween, nearly every weekend has some fair or festival, somewhere in the state. One of these years, I’ll get to see the giant pumpkin boat races. But my […]
I’ve Been Distracted
The last two-plus years have been a screaming, out-of-control roller coaster ride. And I get motion-sick. (Gee thanks, Mom!) So what do I do? I add to it. Maybe because my inner control-freak needed some big, stressful project I have control over to match the big, stressful project I’ve had practically no control over. That’s […]
The Birthday Post
You get what you ask for! (Nice change, isn’t it?) On Monday, July 16, I turned 27. You may applaud. I know: it’s impressive that I’ve survived so long. We had a cookout/picnic at this wonderful little place called Tidal Falls, where a narrow stretch of water connects a sizable bay to the ocean. I’ve […]
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Photo: Greg Hartford Source: Acadia National Park’s Facebook page.