Category Archives: Brenda’s Posts

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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Best of Summer – A Story in Photographs

Is there anything more wonderful than summer in Maine? I think not. In lieu of a lot of words today, I offer a collage of photos documenting the wonders of our gorgeous state taken in July and August, from the … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Power of Title IX

How great was that World Cup victory last week? Were you, like us, glued to your TV Sunday morning at 11:00, ready to watch soccer played with grace and grit by a team of US women who love the game, … Continue reading

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Screaming for Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And scream they did, all those grass-stained Little Leaguers who crowded into the ice cream shop where I worked summers during high school, clamoring for chocolate, strawberry and peppermint stick. … Continue reading

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Inspiration Among the Gravestones

Is it just me, or do all mystery writers feel at home in old cemeteries? The breeze carries stories of those whose names and dates of death are chiseled into marble headstones, tangible markers of the earthly existence of both … Continue reading

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