Category Archives: Brenda’s Posts

Springtime Rituals

I filed my tax returns yesterday, went to the main post office in Portland, walked into the circa 1932 building and put them in the big chute mailbox, just like I did before there was an internet. Tradition can be … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun

Two young women in a red convertible with the top down zipped by me when I was driving home from work Tuesday evening. Heads thrown back, sunglasses glinting with the 5:45 rays brought to us by Daylight Saving Time, they were … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Life Stories, Well Told

I love a well-written obit. In fact, the obituary section may be why I still subscribe to several newsprint papers, which, unlike their digital cousins, invite me to really read, rather than skim. That’s important when we’re talking mini life … Continue reading

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Walking the Winter Beach, Redux

Dear MCW blog readers:  Sometimes I scroll back through old posts and come upon one that’s ripe for a re-run, and so it is with this March, 2017 post about our Sunday beach-walking ritual. Forecaster chatter this week is we’re … Continue reading

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The Scent of Balsam

The simplest thing can bring on the flood. A song. A scent. The shiny red-green-gold beads in a strand of garland. It’s Christmastime, and for me, sentiment comes easy. Putting up the tree triggers the memories, doesn’t it? Last weekend … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For And About Our Writing Lives

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, to celebrate with family and friends the positive events and accomplishments in our lives, the blessings, if you will, that enrich our days. Maine’s crime writers are much like a family. We spend … Continue reading

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Building Community

We don’t talk about it much, but we writers are all about building community. In this time of strife and struggle, that’s a valuable thing. Last weekend I went to Books in the ‘Brook, a monthly salon for readers and … Continue reading

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