POLL QUESTION
It’s a very small house, just 320 square feet, not including the sleeping loft. There is no television, the toilet is composting, and he pumps water from his well by hand. “An outsider might think this is old-fashioned living. But I think it’s pretty creative, really.” Read More
MAINE COURSE
“Don’t play like a girl,” a little girl on the soccer team I coach said to another this weekend. We were mid-game, standing on the sidelines, talking about a play my daughter, Paige, 8, just made as goalie. She’d caught the ball — the first… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
      On the day I quit ballet, leaving the ballet company I’d been so excited to join and giving up my chance at performing all over the country with them, I sobbed uncontrollably. It was impulsive. My mother and grandmother had come to my class —… Read More
TASTE BUDS
You know, there is nothing wrong with plain old mashed-up parsnips, providing you are a parsnip partisan which not everyone is. I am, but I particularly like parsnip stew, so first parsnips out of the ground in spring go into a favorite version of… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Quite a few of us have friends among our summer communities here in Maine, and as summer whizzes by chances to spend time with them are getting scanter and scanter. So quickly, before they have to return to their year-round homes, invite one over,… Read More

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