6 Humungous reasons to winter in Maine

It’s inevitable when you live in Maine. Come January and February people start grumbling about winter (the black sheep of the season family), and some of your favorite people trek on down to sunny Florida. I see their Facebook status popping up like postcards from heaven. Bronze faces enjoying poolside pleasures, long walks on the beach […]

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African Violets and Forgiveness: A Tribute

My Aunt Amber taught me a great deal about being independent, tough, resilient and kind. And one of the best lessons she taught me came through an experience I had with her African violet. Growing up on a farm meant not much time or money for vacations, so it was momentous when Dad declared he’d […]

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A Brood of Vipers???

Last Sunday the congregation of our church was shaken out of its usual routine, when we arrived to find a problem with the heat in the building. The temperature outside was one measly degree, and baby it was cold inside! The clever churchmen immediately launched into problem solving mode, and within minutes the boiler was back […]

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Ready made new years resolution

I have been remiss in making New Years Resolutions this year. I’ve been busy and it’s painful for shallow people to commit to contemplation. I’ve seen all the lofty goals that other people have been abuzz about: give up a bad habit, eat more vegetables, set a world record, have a makeover, learn Portuguese, unleash your […]

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What’s in your mailbox?

It’s no secret that communication has changed and most of it takes place electronically these days. Yet the United States Postal Service does a great job continuing to bring us our bills, coupons, IRS notices and catalogs. Occasionally there is the joy of seeing a handwritten note in that cavern of possibilities called a mailbox, […]

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