Tag Archives: Lisbon Falls

Lady Alone Foot Traveler

On Saturday morning, I got an e-mail from my brother.  He wrote from Providence (the one in Rhode Island) and described a crowded Friday night commute from “The Way Life Should Be” to points south of Boston.  He ended his … Continue reading

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The Team of Troublemakers

Herman the German (my father) and Uncle Bob (his brother) have an interesting relationship.  My father is four years older; Uncle Bob is “the baby.”  My grandparents kept a cow until “the baby” went to high school and I can … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the High School

I eat well on the weekends when I go home. Instead of eating a boiled egg while running out the door, I sit down at a table and eat meals with my parents. Someone sets the table; hot food is … Continue reading

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Writing and Cooking with Moxie

It was a typical Monday; the weather puppets wound everyone up with the threat of a winter storm yesterday afternoon.  Minute by minute radio reports, big warning signs on the interstate, and lots of fear fogging created an atmosphere of … Continue reading

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Winter Nerve Food

January can be a long, dark, and damp month.  Nerves are frayed from being cold and inside.  Nerve food is needed. Work on this year’s Moxie Festival theme begins this week.  I’m going to rest today to get ready for … Continue reading

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A Junior League of Her Own

Today is the birthday of a person who may not want to be written about on this blog.  Some people don’t want their lives microscopically analyzed in public. I can understand that; I’ll try to stick to the facts that … Continue reading

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Tante Anna’s Birthday

Although I have reconciled myself to the fact that I may never have the life I dreamed about when I was very young, I am still trying to find a reasonable substitute for that spectral location.  I can see snatches … Continue reading

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Dairy Maid Saturday Night

It took all week to recover from the Moxie Hangover, but everyone at home is back on the beam again.  My brother and his bride, Miss Mary, are off to Bar Harbor to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Uncle Bob’s string … Continue reading

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Monday Main Street Challenge

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you now know quite a bit about Lisbon Falls, Maine and Moxie soda.  It’s Monday and I’m not sure I’ve still got Moxie; I’m tired on every level.  I talked to … Continue reading

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Deliberate Kindness

I have long been troubled by a bumper sticker which says “Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.”  I’m sure someone will stop by and explain it to me.  Maybe there is a book I can read … Continue reading

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