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Our Maine Winter

Today, we’re sharing some photos of our Maine winter. Hope you will join us and share some of your own. Sandra Neily: adding Moosehead Lake freeze up, cove at dawn, and well, the dog says it all. l  Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy … 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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Deja Noel

It’s been twenty years, but we still shy away from talking about the last Christmas Eve of the 20th Century. Who could blame us. Ya think rational folks would believe three aging guys from a small town in rural Maine … Continue reading

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Solstice and sauna

            Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of winter when the length of day roughly equals the length of night.  Since the summer solstice in June, daylight has gradually shortened; beginning today, it will … Continue reading

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COOPED-UP BLUES?

Feeling blue? The you-know-what that starts with p got you down? You aren’t alone. Liquor sales are up. Many people report insomnia, lack of interest in activities they previously did daily or weekly, and downright depression. I know at least … Continue reading

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Messiah. Nutcracker. Blizzards. Butter. And Gratitude.

Up to my waist in broken ice, snowshoes scrambling for good footing in the melting marsh, I struggled for breath as freezing water saturated clothing and skin. I wasn’t too busy to miss Pock sinking into a happy crouch. My dog was a Lab. Water—any water— was heaven-sent.

I learned to respect March outings by keeping close to shore where it’s only ankle deep. Or taking a nap.

“Nooooooo,” I yelled. “No, don’t jump! Not fun in here. Not FUN! Continue reading

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Eyewitness

I said in my last post I’m a very visual person. There’s nothing like being and seeing for oneself. I’ve been lucky to travel for historical research. When one writes about the United Kingdom in the Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, and … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle With You!

Everyone remembers the great song Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealers Wheel. It played prominently in Tarantino’s classic crime move, Reservoir Dogs. But the song is not what I’m talking about here in this post. What I’m referring … Continue reading

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The Tribe of Mystery Writers of Maine

Friends, today our guest is Matt Cost, sharing some thoughts about the Maine writer’s tribe and his new books:   Hello, Matt Cost here, visiting for the day. I’m a writer of histories and mysteries. I wanted to share my … Continue reading

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“Son, can you play me a memory?”

John Clark on memories of Sennebec Hill Farm, some recent, others not. I was going to sum up my November hunting season today, but when I got up this morning, I was in a bit of a nostalgic mood, probably … Continue reading

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