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A Mixed Bag

John Clark watching the dust settle following our move. We completed the removal of everything (ye Gods what an abundance of stuff left after two rounds of decluttering) Monday afternoon including mowing the lawn and washing the floors (compulsive, much?), … Continue reading

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When All We Had Was Q

John Clark with my thoughts on Pride Month. I grew up in a small Maine town where the only minority group I knew about was my classmate Nancy Simmons…She was Catholic. That’s how isolated and unaware we were in the … Continue reading

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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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