Category Archives: Sandra’s Posts

On Ignoring Private Property Signs … and More

Sandra Neily here: With a bit of everything: recent lines from book #3, some great Maine winter events to join that fit into the spirit emerging in my novel, and a repeat, by request. ********* (In novel #3, “Deadly Assault,” … Continue reading

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Never, Ever … Buy or Eat the Big, Tasteless Ones

Sandra Neily here. My family and friends have given me a reputation for quick or novel fixes to create strategies that add “yum!” to food. My sisters still call me in the middle of gravy-making as that’s always a daunting … Continue reading

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“A Mother Moose Won’t Stop Until She Gets You”

Sandy Interviews Wildlife Biologist Ron Joseph on his upcoming book. I got to know Ron Joseph when he was the wildlife biologist stationed in Greenville where I have a home on Moosehead Lake. I asked Ron to review my first … Continue reading

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Tree Stands. Rotting Donuts. Lynx Poop. Environmental Grief.  

After two major surgeries in less than a year (a new heart valve and knee replacement) I was surprised to realize how much I missed the characters and dog I’d created. Next to my daughter and her grandgirls of course. … Continue reading

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My First: Nothing Racy. But It is Crafty.

In 2017, Brenda Buchanan invited me to send in a guest post. I am grateful to her and all our team over the years and, still getting better after some knee surgery, have been reading lots of our past work. … Continue reading

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Moosehead. The Kennebec. And An Endless Steps Workout

OH MY! Wildlife delivers $1.4 billion to Maine’s economy; $1.9 billion w multipliers. Begs the question, is the Moosehead Region ready to secure this and other nature-based economic assets against inappropriate development or over-use? Do all of Maine’s ‘gateway’ communities … Continue reading

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Rejection. Rejections. And Blizzard Therapy

I want to talk about rejections. On Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter and these public places, we don’t usually hear about gut-wrenching stuff. These sites are perhaps how we market ourselves to the world. How we manage the front window … Continue reading

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Fiction Does Truth … Better

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.” Doris Lessing “Fiction is the lie that tells the truth.” (From the article, “Truth in Fiction: 3 Lessons from … Continue reading

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The Dogs of War. Are Family.

  THE DOGS OF WAR …are family. This post is really a photo essay with links you can use to support animal rescue operations and refugee pet owners.            Sandra Neily here: Every time, I see … Continue reading

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A Different Light

  Sandra Neily here. This has been a very strange weather-winter. If I’d known it was going to offer up only a few special days when skiing or snowshoeing would work, I would have sought out each special day more … Continue reading

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