Tag Archives: Portland Maine

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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Of Confessions and Cruise Ships

I came across this picture while doing a super-important high-level interweb search. (I believe I was looking for a pork roast recipe, then became enchanted with pork barrel politics, then it only degenerated from there) Any-who, back to this picture. … Continue reading

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chron·ic (of a problem) long-lasting and difficult to eradicate

Chronically late. That’s not me. Acutely early sounds more like it. In grade school, the one time I was late I was so late that everyone had gone inside by the time I reached the schoolyard. I thought it was … Continue reading

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