Tag Archives: Jim Baumer

Mining our Material

My brother, Jim Baumer, gave a talk at the Lisbon Historical Society last night.  The subject of his 40 minute “chat” was John Gould’s career as a newspaper writer and editor.  Gould, the author of more than twenty books, also … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Friendship, Maine

I contemplated writing a post called “The Death Rattle of the Worumbo Mill” today.  I even took a hack at it last night before falling asleep; I cobbled together 180 words, more or less.  Then I settled my week’s weary … Continue reading

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I Could Write a Book

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to believe I’ve been writing this blog since 2012.  I’ve written over one thousand (1,000) posts.  It seems like such a lot, although my brother has been at this blogging thing for much longer than … Continue reading

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Spring Writer’s Slump

I “started out strong” with today’s post.  I was up at 5:00 a.m., writing as soon as my coffee was done.  I didn’t procrastinate or get sidetracked by reading a book.  Somewhere along the line, though, I got bogged down.  … Continue reading

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The Speed of the Human Spirit

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak on the telephone with one of my favorite work consultants.  He’s a man of about my father’s age, specializing in one aspect of the work I do.  For some unknown reason, I … Continue reading

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Brothers and Birthdays

Where does the time go?  The minutes and seconds of the “right now” when I’m racing around to write before the work clock starts ticking.  I finished my Lady Alone Traveler post for the local paper and I see there’s … Continue reading

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The Yawn in Review

Let’s briefly pause and contemplate the numerous “Year in Review” articles that form and multiply in the weeks leading up to today.  Much like roadside garbage, where only the most committed dumpster diver will pull over and examine the merits, … Continue reading

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