Author Archives: Julie-Ann Baumer

I Could Have Mowed All Night

One day, I am going to read (or at least skim) every blog post I have published and categorize them with better themes.  On that day, I will likely discover that besides Moxie and Jeeps, mowing the lawn is a … Continue reading

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Grandpa Ott is Everywhere

We had a magnificent thunderstorm last night, with sky-cracking lightning and crashing thunder; rain in torrents!  It was a perfect ending to my birthday, which I celebrated with little fanfare.  I will not bore you with the details, but only … Continue reading

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He Won’t Miss One

I was peddling past Uncle Bob’s the other day.  He was going somewhere in his truck and he waved as he passed by.  On his porch steps was a bucket of cucumbers and I took one.  He won’t miss one.  … Continue reading

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The Deluge

I’m currently intrigued by the erudite weather prognostications of meteorologist Paul Cousins heard streaming on the internet and over the terrestrial radio stations broadcasting Maine Public Classical.  Over the weekend he predicted “a deluge of rain.”  It sounded magical and … Continue reading

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The Collective Sigh of a Community

The Maine town of Lisbon pulled off its 36th Moxie Festival over the past weekend.  It’s a distinctively different event, difficult to define.  30,000 people converge on an old mill town to celebrate a soft drink.  They wear orange.  They … Continue reading

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Cordially Yours

A few weeks ago, I went to Nezinscot Farm in Turner to interview their chef, Ashley Wiencek, about her work in their café kitchen.  I had been to Nezinscot Farm before and had missed the intrigue and magic I found … Continue reading

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Liberty and Justice for All

The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year.  One of my favorite blog posts, the Fire(Working) Man, ran on a Wednesday Fourth of July.  It’s about my father, Herman.  He made a good living “working for the man” … Continue reading

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