Tag Archives: Deadly Trespass

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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Maine’s Coast for the Proletariat: The Rest of Us

 Over 97% of Maine’ s coast is privately owned and much of that is behind lots of signs telling us we can’t go there. How on earth are the rest of us to get to salt water? Enter the Maine … Continue reading

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Do We Wait ‘Til It Dies? Caddis Scrabble

“Do we have to wait until it dies?” asked my husband, watching a struggling caddis fly cover the Scrabble square he wanted to use. “I don’t think so,” I said. “They’re landing and taking off again.” Lured by lantern light … Continue reading

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More Magic, More Empthy, More Urgency

What if nature-based fiction works better than most any science course we ever took? What if it delivers more magic, more empathy, more urgency, and more wisdom than a cross-section or diagram ever could? When authors use the natural world … Continue reading

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