Category Archives: Back to School

The Limestone Borg

A few weeks ago, I researched granite.  Did you know the Pine Tree State may very well have more of it than the Granite State of New Hampshire.  According to Steve Haynes, founder and director of the Maine Granite Industry … Continue reading

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The Chimes of Time

The John Marshall and Alida Carroll Brown Research Library, tucked away behind Portland’s Longfellow House, is a treasury of books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera. Many of the library’s visitors come to do genealogical research.  A video posted on the library’s … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Boys

(I’ve never knowingly immersed myself in “gender” or “women’s studies” and so am unable to confirm through peer-reviewed literature whether the old idiom “boys will be boys” is true.  A quick internet search brings up three articles in mainstream news … Continue reading

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Kung Pao Monday

I hate it when Monday morning rolls around and my old computer won’t cooperate with me.  I know, I know…I have the equivalent of the NASA Apollo program in the palm of my hand, but I’m still writing blog posts … Continue reading

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A Sweet Start

I did not watch the 88th Annual Academy Awards last night.  I went to only one movie in the last 12 months, an independent film.  It didn’t win any awards.  I have nothing further to say about the winners and … Continue reading

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Opalescent Fish Heads

Last Friday, I confessed to hitting the alarm clock snooze button on Friday mornings.  I have another confession.  I hit it on Mondays, too, but it’s not with Friday’s same joyousness.  There’s no love or happiness at all; it’s full … Continue reading

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Back to School Blueberries

Just for a second, I thought today was September first.  Like a ringing phone pulling you from a deep sleep, it’s a little frightening.  Yikes!  I’ve got to stop scaring myself first thing in the morning.  Tomorrow is that day. … Continue reading

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