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A Dispatch From the Land of Storytellers

By Brenda Buchanan Though more than a month has passed since our April visit to Ireland, the experience continues to resonate. I often dream I’m there, dreams so vivid I’m surprised to open my eyes and find myself in Maine. In … Continue reading

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Family Stories of Ireland

By Brenda Buchanan As we all know, the ability to spin a good tale is a valuable thing, especially when times are tough. In the late 19th century, when my maternal grandparents were children living on the impoverished west coast … Continue reading

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Spring’s Sweet Rituals

By Brenda Buchanan Winter’s cold, dead fingers were pried away from Southern Maine this week. No one mourned. This year’s transition to spring demanded the same kind of emotional fortitude one needs to get over a bad head cold that … Continue reading

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Walking the Winter Beach

by Brenda Buchanan Sunday afternoons lend themselves to rituals. Leisurely drives to who knows where.  Gathering around the table for dinner with family and friends.  Kicking back with the Sunday papers, funnies and all, at least at my house, where we’ve … Continue reading

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Bright Lights! Red Carpet!

By Brenda Buchanan Nine wonderful actors brought the work of five Maine crime writers to life Monday night in front of a nearly-full house at Portland Stage Company. It was an absolute blast, the tonic we all needed on a cold … Continue reading

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