Could you be speeding toward a misdemeanor? My hope in publishing this is to lay down some speed bumps to slow your momentum toward a local headline.
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 […]
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 […]
Is it possible you could be brave enough to sky dive if you exercised your dare devil muscles by taking smaller risks? Here are some ideas that might get you there with enough practice.
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 […]
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 […]
In case any of my local readers see me out in public, please understand that my sober expression has nothing to do with my inner feelings. I haven’t become a deep thinker and there hasn’t been a death in the family. My swollen eyes are not an indication of a recent crying bout. When I […]
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, […]
I’ve been so pumped about my new blog and have been very grateful for all the positive comments and encouragement. Of course it has been a huge bonus that I set it up so all the negative feedback would go to the people who encouraged me to start this in the first place. Thanks for […]
We all know exercise is important to our health, but it is difficult to sustain consistency. What if it wasn’t as hard as we thought it was?