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Maine Writers’ Signs of Spring

Today, we’re taking a break from our works in progress to share some photos and stories about the return of spring. Spring comes slowly to Maine, as the tips of trees grow red and the first small bits of yellow … Continue reading

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Springtime Rituals

I filed my tax returns yesterday, went to the main post office in Portland, walked into the circa 1932 building and put them in the big chute mailbox, just like I did before there was an internet. Tradition can be … Continue reading

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HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX

Susan Vaughan here. Happy spring to everyone, although here in Maine true spring won’t show up for a month or more. Nevertheless, March 20, 2019 is the spring, or vernal, equinox in the northern hemisphere. As dawn is the time … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun

Two young women in a red convertible with the top down zipped by me when I was driving home from work Tuesday evening. Heads thrown back, sunglasses glinting with the 5:45 rays brought to us by Daylight Saving Time, they were … Continue reading

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Spring In My Step

It’s here! It’s here! Spring’s finally here! It was a long, damn winter, wasn’t it? The pre-Christmas snow. The post-Christmas cold snap that went on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. The ice and the slush and those three annoying nor’easters in the month of … Continue reading

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Spring’s Sweet Rituals

By Brenda Buchanan Winter’s cold, dead fingers were pried away from Southern Maine this week. No one mourned. This year’s transition to spring demanded the same kind of emotional fortitude one needs to get over a bad head cold that … Continue reading

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Beware the ughs of March

Ah, March. March in Maine. What can we say? It’s Maine’s worst month. No “arguably” about it. It just is. Winter is not over. Sure, sure spring starts in March. But it really doesn’t, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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