Author Archives: Julie-Ann Baumer

A Day in Town

The Maine Historical Society’s current exhibit, Maine Eats:  The Food Revolution Starts Here, opened on March 2, 2018.  As an occasional food writer, I have longed for a spare minute to see this exhibit.  I e-mailed a Southern Maine friend … Continue reading

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Early Autumn

On a day like today, it would be too easy to say my two favorite words in the English language are “early autumn.”  In the disquieting world of social media, this type of dramatic hyperbole abounds.  Nevertheless, after a few … Continue reading

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The Social Season

David Patrick Columbia, the founder and editor of the New York Social Diary, mused last Friday that September is the “transition month to autumn with New Yorkers getting out again.”  He also mentioned today on his blog that his apartment … Continue reading

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Publication Promised

If you are at all familiar with Catholic saints, their veneration and iconography, you know that St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes.  Under the influence, in part, of the Dominicans, devotion to St. Jude spread to the … Continue reading

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An Altercation on Pleasant Street

From this blog’s 2012 beginnings, I’ve used “Pleasant Street” as a metaphor for places of peace and serenity.  I wove this metaphor into my personal quest to move home and live life on my own terms in this small place.  … Continue reading

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Smoke on the Water

I searched in vain this morning, looking for a picture of my father and me paddling in the now-defunct “Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race.”  The year eludes me; maybe it was 2003.  Uncle Bob put our aluminum canoe in his … Continue reading

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The Counting of Days

I’ve been calendar-focused these last few months, with many deadlines and personal red-letter days interwoven with the weather and seasons of life.  Additionally, I’ve been studying last year’s calendar, confirming that it’s been a year since I got my last … Continue reading

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