Author Archives: Julie-Ann Baumer

A Searching and Fearless Inventory

Articles and memes circulate on social media and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between the two.  You know the articles…with titles like “Women Who Spend Time with Their Sisters Live Longer than Loners” or “Scientific Research Proves People … Continue reading

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Tips for Holiday Peace

My friend Perry says blogs are out of fashion.  I wish I’d scribbled down his exact quote…it was something like “they’re so 2005.”  As I look out over the ever-changing digital landscape, I can see that Perry could be right. … Continue reading

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For All the Saints and Cousins

We had another Halloweenie here on Blethen Street and although the weather was not ideal for little ghouls and goblins, I enjoyed a visit from six of them.  I handed out “Power Crunch” kids protein snack bars.  And Moxie.  It … Continue reading

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Times Shall Be Good

On Saturday evening on September 21, Cyrus Lavers had a motorcycle cycle accident.  It happened up on the Ridge Road, not far from his home.  Almost immediately, word went out on the ‘netz and we began praying for his recovery. … Continue reading

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Autumn Smoke and Thunder

Yesterday was the first day of autumn.  It was also part of the “Global Week for Future,” a youth event focused on ending climate change.  During the autumn of my college years, the hot topic was apartheid.  I remember a … Continue reading

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He’s Gandhi

In my August 18, 2016 blog post, I wrote “I’ve cast a disdainful eye on television in the years I’ve been blogging.  I referred to it as ‘Tee Vee’ and taken a position that “it’s like a termite chewing through … Continue reading

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#showmesomethingbeautiful

My blog has boiled down to monthly posts.  How did that happen? It’s been a long summer; that much is true.  And it’s been turbulent.  There was the “hearts wide open” vow, followed by #feelingbadinmaine.  My life since July 15 … Continue reading

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Funny Business

The movie “All About Eve” has become many things since it first premiered on October 13, 1950.  You can read all about it in Wikipedia’s “thematic content” of the movie here. I first watched this award-winning film in the late … Continue reading

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Finding Wild Miller Farm

It’s another beautiful morning here in Camden, Maine.  I spent a chunk of time on Saturday doing research at the Maine State Library in Augusta.  My reward to myself for six hours at a microfilm reader in Augusta was another … Continue reading

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#feelingbadinmaine

A heavy early morning breeze rustles through the thick row of maple trees at the edge of the inn’s back lawn.  Dense and stifling heat and humidity are predicted for today.  It’s pleasant here on the balcony outside the Kensington … Continue reading

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