Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Jello Report

Doing a quick search of my own blog, I see I’ve never written in any great depth about Martha Stewart as a cultural icon.  Many, many other writers have done so.  Some applaud and adulate.  Others mock and mutilate.  According … Continue reading

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The Henderson House

This is a vacant house in my travels.  A long time ago, Mrs. Henderson lived here and I mowed her lawn. It’s been vacant for at least five years.  Why is that?  It’s stood up remarkably well for being empty … Continue reading

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A Bitter Bean

I was looking over my 2015 calendar this weekend, remembering that during this same time last year I was “stricken.” Remember? I thought I had made it through this January’s germ gauntlet.  Maybe I have.  Maybe the health setback I … Continue reading

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Brothers and Birthdays

Where does the time go?  The minutes and seconds of the “right now” when I’m racing around to write before the work clock starts ticking.  I finished my Lady Alone Traveler post for the local paper and I see there’s … Continue reading

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Unholy Donuts

As you may know, in Portland, Maine they canonize donuts.  Holy, holy, holy, donuts ascend high and mighty above the lower sweets of the earth.  Early in the morning, the songs of the donut-crazed saints rise in adoration to The … Continue reading

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Peak January

Although this winter has been milder and we’ve had much less snow, we’ve still had a few shoveling events; we had one on Saturday.  I shoveled so much last winter you would think the pattern of clearing the driveway would … Continue reading

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It Smelled Like Teen Spirit

Last Friday, I took a trip down memory lane with a post called “The Beautiful Unfinished Bridge.”  I know I said I would tell you about the psychic session I had in 1999, but I’ve changed my mind.  I’m going … Continue reading

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The Whitewash

There was a whitewash on Tuesday night. Some of it was beautiful.

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The Poseidon Adventure

Last night was the 73rd Golden Globe Awards; I’m not covering the event here on the blog because I didn’t see any of the movies that were nominated for or won an award.  And I don’t know who Ricky Gervais … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Unfinished Bridge

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… I’m going to get organized. No, really.  I mean it.  I started a few days ago, burning old paid electric bills from my house in Portland.  Jaxon says 10 years is long … Continue reading

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