Category Archives: Weather and Seasons

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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Lawn Chair Season

Spring.  It’s a busy time of year here in Maine.  I’ve written about it before, the way the grass grows three inches a day, birds show up en masse, and a woodchuck lurks around the backyard.  These are some of … Continue reading

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The Ashen Heart

The February 14, 1945 Lewiston Evening Journal’s headline read “Russians Crash Through Queis River Line.”  It was the second day of bombing raids on Dresden, Germany. The Bill Davis Smoke Shop’s ad on page 10 simply offered four different brands … Continue reading

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We Can Still Live Well

A few weeks ago, I shared a news report that the General Henry Knox Museum (also known as “Montpelier”) in Thomaston faced a financial crisis and possible closure.  A blog reader sent me an update on that story and you … Continue reading

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This Year’s Christmas Portrait

I am year-end busy today.  Maybe that’s a good thing. Scroll over here next week for “The Ghost of Christmas Present.” Merry Christmas!

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All Saints’ Day Meatloaf

On Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, tropical storm Philippe wound down and breathed its last over New England.  Philippe’s death rattle rustled Maine, with winds recorded as high as 69 miles per hour at the Portland International Jetport.  Higher wind … Continue reading

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The Catbird Haunt

My house sits on a peninsula of sorts, the last house on the street.  There’s a gully behind the property with a small stream running through it.  This overgrown, marshy gully is the playground of woodchucks, squirrels, and the occasional … Continue reading

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