Category Archives: Brenda’s Posts

PLEASE DON’T HATE ME, BUT I GOT A BOOK DEAL AND QUIT MY DAY JOB: A GUEST POST BY REGAN ROSE

I’m delighted to welcome Regan Rose to MCW today, who has thrilling news to share. Like me, Regan juggled writing with her work as a Portland lawyer until last fall, when her life took a sharp turn in a happy … Continue reading

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Hacking Winter

Life Hack (noun) : Definition of life hack informal : a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently – Merriam-Webster Dictionary. We didn’t use the term “life hack” when I was … Continue reading

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Heralding Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Return

Do you know Clare and her husband Russ? Have you missed them? If so, I have terrific news—they’re back, or they will be on April 7 when dear friend and MCW blog alum Julia Spencer-Fleming will launch into the world … Continue reading

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O Tannenbaum!

Our neighborhood is especially bright with holiday lights this year, a reflection, perhaps, of a shared yearning to lessen the darkness in our world. Before the recent snow, we strung some white lights around the yard, but it was far … Continue reading

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Stockpiling Inspiration like Acorns to Carry Us Through the Winter

How is it mid-November already? I’m writing this on Veteran’s Day, eleven days into the eleventh month.  It was full-on dark outside my window at 4:30 this afternoon, which was just as well because it was spitting snow. We all … Continue reading

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An Obituary for the JT

A particularly sad story came out of York County this week. The Journal Tribune will publish its last edition on October 12, putting an end to 135 years of local newsgathering in Biddeford, Saco and surrounding towns. As soon as … Continue reading

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Five + Five

Labor Day is behind us.  My neighbor’s tree (admittedly, always the first to turn) is shedding its leaves. It’s time to start wearing socks again. There is no denying it–fall is here. Before turning the page on summer, I’d like … Continue reading

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