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Revisiting Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal’

John Clark amid a flurry of activity here in Hartland. As many of you know, we’re in the process of selling one home and buying another. Given the market in Hartland, Beth and I figured we’d be dealing with owning … Continue reading

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Gettin’ The Move On

John Clark on the next chapter in the Clark family saga. After 16 years in Hartland, we’re heading south. Not way south like Florida, but real Mainer south. In our case, Waterville is where we’ll be settling down in a … Continue reading

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A Simmering Conundrum

John Clark feeling conflicted, perhaps more than at any point in the past thirty years. When I was campaigning last year, I got a phone call from a lady I knew from my days as the Hartland librarian. She said … Continue reading

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Does That Which Doesn’t Kill Us, Truly Make Us Stronger?

John Clark on something I discovered while campaigning last summer. I was on a back road in St. Albans when I met a gentleman who told me he had worked more than 30 years for a nearby school department, but … Continue reading

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DIEING NAKED AND OTHER LESSONS LEARNED ON MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE VALLEY OF GRIEF

A friend dropped by on his way to his in-progress place on the Airline yesterday. While catching up, he commented on the previous generation’s tendency to hoard and how long it takes to go through stuff after they die. That … Continue reading

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A late Winter Sport, Sorta

John Clark remembering past experiences with Maine town meetings, as well as what goes on behind the scenes in order for them to happen. If you live in a city or larger municipality, chances are you’ve never had a chance … Continue reading

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Channeling Luigi Pirandello

John Clark, offering free characters to anyone who wants (or dares) to use them. They’re in honor of a play I’ve never seen, but love the title. “Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, written and first … Continue reading

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