Category Archives: John Clark

REVISITING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN HARTLAND

What a sweet deal! John Clark sharing once again how caring folks in rural Maine take care of those less fortunate. Two years ago, I profiled the annual Christmas Childrens Gift Giving day in Hartland. I’m back with another look … Continue reading

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Playing With House Money In A Room Full Of Ghosts

John Clark feeling a mix of relief and frustration on a chilly Thursday night. On the Sunday before the election, a large poplar toppled over onto our back lawn. I really didn’t want it lying there all winter, but my … Continue reading

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Harold and Kumar took a Pass, But Bill and Ted Came Along on My Excellent Adventures

John Clark on the day following the election, feeling like a winner even though I only received 35% of the votes cast in Maine House District 105. How can that be? Read on. It started with a message on my … Continue reading

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The Watch House, or screwing around all winter

My friend Holly Schindler is posting about her less than successful efforts to declutter on Facebook this week. I can empathize as can Sister Kate. Neither of us has recovered from the nearly three year odyssey known as cleaning out … Continue reading

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YA Fiction Continues to Blur That Line Called Reality

John Clark reviewing two new young adult titles that reflect events in the real world very strikingly. The first, Someone I Used To Know by Patty Blount, continues her very moving and insightful books on touchy issues. Starting with Send … Continue reading

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The Day the Music Died

John Clark remembering what happened seventeen years ago. Each of us has moments we never forget. Sadly, many of them stem from tragic events that were so unexpected they froze us in place while our minds tried to process the … Continue reading

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August, and a Bit After

John Clark watching a nighttime thunderstorm move eastward toward Penobscot Bay. We’re a couple days away from September, but I’ve had August’s unique personality on my mind for the past couple weeks. While (for me, at least) June and July … Continue reading

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