Category Archives: Abundance

Maybe it was the Pie

On a typical Wednesday in Lisbon Falls, if there were still party lines, you might overhear this conversation: “Hi, Mom, what are you doing?” “I’m making your birthday cake.” “Oh, good!” There’s an awkward pause and then I say, “Do … Continue reading

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Where Credit is Due

I’m not a woman who spouts off motivational quotes at the first sign of a problem.  I’m not saying certain combinations of words aren’t helpful, though, and the following two quotes are probably the ones that have helped me the … Continue reading

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My Reliance

I was running a few errands the other day and I saw a sign in a parking lot. What more is there to say about The Moxie Recipe Contest? The Moxie Festival? A marching band from Wisconsin and 50,000 people … Continue reading

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Home Delivery

I got a lovely note from my friend Julie, aka Slipper Sistah, the other day.  Julie is observant of the natural world and sees things many miss.  She chronicles her observations and today, I’m pleased that she’s given me permission … Continue reading

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The Marigold Movement

In 2009, a Florida woman was short-changed at a McDonald’s restaurant.  She ordered a 10-piece McNugget meal, paid for it, and then found out the restaurant was out of McNuggets.  Indignant, the woman called 911 three times to report the … Continue reading

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Good Times Three (GIGX3)

While it is true my own little corner of Northern New England was spared ice damage this past weekend, on Monday things took a turn for the worse.  Ice continued to accrete on trees and roads and after midnight, there … Continue reading

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Enough Stuff

My head was spinning. I put the Jeep in reverse and backed out of the driveway, seeing the bag of sweaters in the back seat just out of the corner of my eye.  I didn’t need any more sweaters. A … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Sweetheart

A group of men and women are waiting in line at a convenience store.  A man with a radio voice strikes up a conversation and says he’s “definitely not in step with most of today’s society and proud of it.” … Continue reading

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The Whirlwind – A Pictorial Essay

I am prone to hyperbole when I write.  I am trying to tone it down; forgive me when I say that Sunday was one of the best days ever.  It’s hard to describe.  It’s my crazy bifurcated existence, with my … Continue reading

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Reggie Black Disturbs the Peace

I was planning to write a short pastoral piece today about walking in Uncle Bob’s garden at twilight.  The piece would have been perfect for “Tiny Steps Gardening Day.”  It would begin as I parked my Jeep behind the barn … Continue reading

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