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Who Knew? Of Salamanders and Their Service. Well. All Services.

Sandra Neily here: this article was first published in my 2005 “Valuing Nature” column in the Moosehead Messenger. We’re all likely to have a hibernating winter ahead of us. Like salamanders.  Sometime in the spring we can crawl out to … Continue reading

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New Season. Same Pandemic. But New Get-Out-There Strategies

Sandra Neily here: Here comes a new season so I’ve got two new goals to get more use out of things I’ve taken for granted. Goal One: Get out on the first snow, even if it’s only a few inches, … Continue reading

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Flower Riot and Paying Deep, Deep Attention

Sandra Neily here:  It was a wonderful day except for the tick. Grateful for Maine’s Tick Lab.) This week my second novel, Deadly Turn, was finally published. It’s taken years, with a long break for cancer treatment and then more … Continue reading

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Dreaded June Stuff. But Great Swamp Video …

Sandra Neily here: My June topic is the dreaded synopsis (or plot summary). I suspect many readers cannot get into this type of dread, so I’ve paired the issue with something we can all ….DREAD.  (Don’t miss the they’re-still-laughing black fly … Continue reading

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Birds Of a Feather, Not Flocking Together

Sandra Neily here: Good news! Despite birders’ tendency to flock together in groups and share their spotting scopes, birding is actually a fine way to explore the outdoors with a friend or even grand-kids, without getting too close. You can … Continue reading

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Not The Usual Romance Suspects

Dear Readers,  I am reposting my contribution from Valentine’s day for a couple of reasons: 1. people said they liked it and wished it could be up longer and 2. I’ve spent some recent time in the ER and have … Continue reading

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When We Feel Alone, We Do Have Good Company

This fall has been a bit rough, salvaged by lots of walks with my dog Raven and visits with divine grandchildren. When I feel very alone with the writing process, or too much time spent with people who only talk … Continue reading

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The River. Thoreau. The Dam … and the River

(Sandra Neily writes) In September I lived at the  Penobscot River for a week. For 35 years I’ve camped by its rapids and under its pines. My husband and I caught landlocked salmon and brook trout, releasing them to shove … Continue reading

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Chemo Tips: No Horror Stories, Please

If you have a friend or family member taking treatment for something serious (and most of us sadly do) and want quick advice, scroll down to Great Hats, Cards, Eating, and especially—Say Only Two Things. Three days after remarrying in … Continue reading

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Weird Gardening: Ticks, Slugs, Cats, and Beetles

Sandy Neily here, trying to keep slugs off my petunias. A few years ago, writing for a regional paper, I went looking for unusual garden tips, first interviewing Joanne Suley, a spunky Skillins Greenhouses instructor. “People are just going to … Continue reading

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