Articles by Rosemary Herbert
By Rosemary Herbert on Nov. 10, 2009, at 7:02 p.m.
If you’re craving color now that the garden has been put to bed and even the autumn leaves are gone from the trees, look to the work of bead-maker Stephanie Sersich of Topsham.
By Rosemary Herbert on Oct. 23, 2009, at 5:51 p.m.
If ever there were a place that is a study in inefficiency and exasperation, it is the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Thomaston.
By Rosemary Herbert on Oct. 16, 2009, at 4:47 p.m.
There are two ways of reacting to the dent that appeared in the door of my brand new car this morning: with fury or with dismayed acceptance of the fact that accidents happen.
By Rosemary Herbert on Oct. 02, 2009, at 6:08 p.m.
No one wants to be an ogre in a social situation, and this is particularly true when it is someone else’s responsibility to address the problem. But what is a person to do when the person in charge …
By Rosemary Herbert on Sept. 20, 2009, at 7:15 p.m.
When circus animals get shipwrecked off the coast of Maine, it becomes a visually exciting romp and hide-and-seek in the pages of Chris Van Dusen’s new picture book, “The Circus Ship” (Candlewick Press, $16.99).
By Rosemary Herbert on Sept. 18, 2009, at 4:25 p.m.
It’s a good thing writing this column only requires exercising my mental voice. As I write it, I have lost my speaking voice due to a humdinger of a cold accompanied by laryngitis and an underlying …
By Rosemary Herbert on Sept. 11, 2009, at 5:17 p.m.
By Rosemary Herbert on Sept. 04, 2009, at 7:13 p.m.
A 7-year-old girl is swept into the sea at Thunder Hole. Another young woman in the news was held captive for most of her life by a pedophile in a backyard complex.
By Rosemary Herbert on Aug. 08, 2009, at 12:35 p.m.
Summertime, and the reading is chilling, thrilling and tear-jerking, according to Maine’s public librarians.
By Rosemary Herbert on Aug. 07, 2009, at 6:53 p.m.
More than a decade ago, Quan Myers of Walpole had two life-changing experiences: She purchased a rabbit she called Harvey, and she suffered a serious brain and spinal cord injury in a …
By Rosemary Herbert on Aug. 07, 2009, at 6:33 p.m.
There is no denying that there is something of the miraculous in a spider’s web beaded with dew on a foggy morning in Maine. Tiny water droplets clinging to the sticky threads highlight the amazing …
By Rosemary Herbert on Aug. 02, 2009, at 7:50 p.m.
If you want to write a novel, it pays to start out at one of life’s major crossroads and move forward and back from there.
By Rosemary Herbert on July 31, 2009, at 11:37 p.m.
Laid off from your job, you’ve been applying for new work for months now. Your resume is as fine-tuned as it will ever be. You’ve honed your skills at writing the cover letter. You’ve practiced …
By Rosemary Herbert on July 24, 2009, at 7:09 p.m.
By Rosemary Herbert on July 20, 2009, at 5:35 p.m.
In the aftermath of life-threatening injuries, potter Richard Robertson struggled to recover his health and creativity; a weekend exhibit demonstrates how well he has done.
By Rosemary Herbert on July 17, 2009, at 8:57 p.m.
It took a real-life visit from William Shakespeare to prove the usefulness of simple civility. Yes, I mean a visit from William Shakespeare in the flesh. At the time of the incident, I was working …