Category Archives: Dick’s Posts

Haunted by Waters – Redux

While Dick Cass is dealing with family issues, we repost here a post of his from the past, along with the question: Are you a river person? Lake person? Ocean person? Or don’t waters play a big role in your … Continue reading

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Querencia, Revisited

For various reasons, including a big number birthday and a major transition for my parents, I’m taking some time off from writing for the blog. I hope to return in the fall sometime. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy a … Continue reading

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What I Thought, What I Got

Back in the dim reaches of 1969, I was preparing to graduate from high school. As often happens at a recognizable turning point, I was perplexed about what came next and found myself in conversation with my employer at the … Continue reading

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The in Loss

Getting a little philosophical this morning, so if it’s early and you just want to drink your coffee in peace, I absolve you of responsibility. It’s been a strange couple of weeks on Trout Brook, and bound to get stranger, … Continue reading

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Walking in Winter

This is the first winter in many years I haven’t spent working out in a gym, for the obvious reasons, and other than not having that reason to warm my car up in the morning, I’ve been surprised to find … Continue reading

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Progress or Pork?

Several months later, I’m still feeling irked about Bill Green, Susan Collins’s smiling pal, who apparently couldn’t give up the spotlight and decided to stump for her. A good deal of what irritates me is his after-the-fact commentary that it … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 23-24, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Darcy Scott (Thursday) and Sandra Neily (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine … Continue reading

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Plotter to Pantser to Driving Through the Dark

If the pandemic and quarantining have done anything for me, it’s forced me into some long-term organization I might not have gotten to otherwise. In the first month of lockdown, I organized my book by major topic categories, then alphabetically … Continue reading

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The Books We’re Giving and Hoping to Get This Year

Today we’re sharing a list of the books we’re thinking of giving this year and perhaps some that we’d like to receive. What about you, readers? Are there books you’re excited about giving or getting? Kate Flora: I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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All Hail the MacGuffin

I had a very long and unhappy screed teed up about the Senatorial race here in Maine, the disingenuous clowning of Bill Green pretending he was only doing a favor for a friend, and how nativism in the state becomes … Continue reading

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