Monthly Archives: April 2016

Take Care

A little over a week ago, I asked Uncle Bob to put up the pea trellis in my Pleasant Street garden.  Funny, but I didn’t hear one pea(p) out of him about trellis timing.  In the past, I planted my … Continue reading

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Visions of Moonflowers

I direct-sowed some moonflower seeds last summer but they came to nothing. One seed packet says “do not transplant well.” We’ll see.

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Spring Writer’s Slump

I “started out strong” with today’s post.  I was up at 5:00 a.m., writing as soon as my coffee was done.  I didn’t procrastinate or get sidetracked by reading a book.  Somewhere along the line, though, I got bogged down.  … Continue reading

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Peering into Hallowell Granite

If I had a “Jackson” for every time I’ve sighed a heavy sigh and whispered “like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” I might have enough money to quit my job for pay and write … Continue reading

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Escape to Mitford

I’ve been escaping to Mitford, thanks to the arrival of a box of books in the mail. It’s my life, not a magazine.

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The Jealous One

Last Tuesday, I called in sick from work.  I was tired and had a headache; I just wanted to lay in bed under the puff.  It was the first day of a cold that lasted all week.  It wasn’t allergies, … Continue reading

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What They’re Reading

The northernmost Carnegie library in Maine is the Caribou Public Library.  When Handy and I visited it on our Aroostook County dash, I saw this book on a chair in the stacks. If you click on the picture, you can … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, Caribou

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A Day in The Life

You might think acronyms didn’t exist before the Internet, but that would be false.  Ancient Romans and Greeks used abbreviations in similar time-saving ways as us moderns.  For example, “the Roman Empire” was sometimes abbreviated as SPQR, short for Senatus … Continue reading

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Postcards from Presque Isle

It’s Friday and I just updated The Lady Alone Traveler blog over at the Sun Journal’s website.  Click on the gorgeous lighting fixture to be transported to Presque Isle, Maine. Amish buggies, beagles, and more…

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