Category Archives: John Clark

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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Remote, but Connected-The other Maine

John Clark slowly melting like the Wicked Witch of the West on a brutal August afternoon. After three months out knocking on doors and listening to people in Somerset County, any doubts about there being two Maines are long gone. … Continue reading

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Murder on the trail, mooned by a leprechaun, gems on the beach and other tales down east (with lots of pictures)

Beth and I started renting Seawall Cottage at Cobscook Bay Cottages (http://www.cobscookbaycottages.com/) ten years ago. We love staying there because it’s so easy to travel to all the places in Washington County we enjoy. Even after our fourth stay there, … Continue reading

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Beavers Beware

Bob Noonan lacks neither opinions nor expertise and he’s fun to converse with. Born in southern Maine, he grew up in Scarborough and Windham. After graduating from Chevrus High School, he went to St. Michaels College in Vermont, earning a … Continue reading

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On the Death of an Old Friend

John Clark bringing back something I wrote more than a dozen years ago, in the days when black flies, apple blossoms and alder leaves the size of a mouse’s ear all signified that it was time to go troutin’. When … Continue reading

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