Tag Archives: Maine

The ideal writing trip — quiet, long roads, Reese’s cups and the great state of Maine

The last week of October/first week of November, I took a writing vacation to Lubec. And to forestall the inevitable question, NO, I did NOT go to Campobello. Well, first I went to Murder by the Book at the Jesup … Continue reading

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The writing process: Don’t try this at home, kids

My Crime Writer colleague Brendan Rielly a week ago confessed he’d been too busy to write. I was relieved. Misery sure does love company. And I know the rule of writing is that YOU MUST FIND TIME TO WRITE NO … Continue reading

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GOING LOONY

Susan Vaughan here. A few years ago, my husband and I sold our small sailboat and bought a camp. For the uninitiated, in Maine parlance, a camp is a summer or weekend cottage either in the woods or on a … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME AND I HAVEN”T WRITTEN SQUAT!!!

I’m sitting here listening to Eddie Cochran sing his 1958 hit┬áSUMMERTIME BLUES Paul’s video jukebox (http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#) on my PC and when I hear the lyric “You can’t have the car because you didn’t work a lick” I realize that I … Continue reading

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Maine’s monuments aren’t going anywhere

There’s been a lot of talk the past week — and for some time — about monuments, statues, their worth, what they mean. I’m not going to get all political here, but man-made statues, memorials and monuments tend to have … Continue reading

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Summer’s short, and Vacationland beckons

Is it summer that does it? Is it the warm breezes, the intoxicating smell of flowers, the promise of ice cream? I don’t know, but something makes it hard to knuckle down and do what’s has to be done. One … Continue reading

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The Scents of Summer

By Brenda Buchanan This time of year is one long olfactory system celebration. You can fill your lungs with the sweet smell of a just-cut hayfield. Huff the scent of ripe strawberries. Stick your face right up close to a … Continue reading

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