Tag Archives: Portland Maine

Awards Season–or the long and the short of it

We are expecting our 4th sizable snowstorm in just over a week. So, in order to prepare I went out to look for various items which may or may not be important to my survival. I would read you my … Continue reading

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Life as Tragedy: Merry Christmas

With Christmas almost upon us (my shoulders ache already), it seems only fitting to quote Oscar Wilde: “There are only two tragedies in life: One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.” Example: A. You get … Continue reading

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Setting the Conditions, or, April in New England

The seasonal panic is palpable around here. The need to spring clean gardens and get the cold crops planted before the onset of whatever may happen next takes on a frenetic air. We gardeners stand erect outside of our caves … Continue reading

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A breach in my perimeter

Learning new things is scary whether you are 3, 23, or 53. I need to give more credit to people young and old who walk into new situations on a daily basis. We expect our kids to constantly try new … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: My dog and I are big fat chickens

 Self diagnosing has gone to the dogs. My dog, Molly, has PTSD. Since this past 4th of July, Molly has decided fireworks = bad, home = good. So, with the many celebrations that occur in our neighborhood, we pick and … Continue reading

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