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Heart Wide Open

The last day of June came rumbling through the epicenter of the Moxie Universe like a runaway locomotive.  The thunderstorms and lightning began before midnight and continued with stunning illumination and intensity until dawn, or so it seemed.  I was … Continue reading

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Mining our Material

My brother, Jim Baumer, gave a talk at the Lisbon Historical Society last night.  The subject of his 40 minute “chat” was John Gould’s career as a newspaper writer and editor.  Gould, the author of more than twenty books, also … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Friendship, Maine

I contemplated writing a post called “The Death Rattle of the Worumbo Mill” today.  I even took a hack at it last night before falling asleep; I cobbled together 180 words, more or less.  Then I settled my week’s weary … Continue reading

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No Writing Errors Found

There are two automated reminders I love to see when I’m working on my blog.  One sometimes pops up after I’ve run my content through the WordPress spell check; it says “No Writing Errors Found.” The other is a little … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds

Wednesdays are supposed to be “Tiny Steps Gardening Days.” Sometimes Wednesdays fall on January 23; when this happens, it will always be my brother’s birthday and family birthdays trump 500 word essays about starting sprouts, saving seeds, or growing tomatoes … Continue reading

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Bloggernot, Part Two

Last Friday, I suggested five reasons why a person might want to write a blog.  Did any of my readers rush out and start a blog?  Please let me know if you did and “congratulations.”  Blogging is not for everyone … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Tease

My alarm goes off every day (except Sundays) at 4:15 a.m.; some mornings, I hit “snooze” more than once.  I get up, make a cup of coffee, and start writing.  Once in a while, there isn’t enough time to fully … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob’s Birthday

The other day a friend from home went to see the Portland Sea Dogs; he sent me a picture of a plaque in the Portland Room at Hadlock Field.  It was a plaque listing the 2011 inductees into the Maine … Continue reading

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Kind of Like Bill Lee

I’m not sure what compelled me, but I listened to the “All Star Game” on the radio last night.  I never used to listen to the “Planet Mikey” show on WEEI either, but I’m starting to like Mikey’s quirky ways.  … Continue reading

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The Moxie Feud

Sometimes, a blog post takes a long time to write.  Most of the writing for this post, for instance, has been in my head for several months although only a few phrases had made their way into my “Reporter’s Notebook.”  … Continue reading

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