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Maritime Mary: Going for Green

We’ve had a whole lot of white in this Maritime winter. We shovel, scrape snow off roofs, pick at ice, shovel again and again after the plows go by, and we talk in amazement about the huge banks that have accumulated. 160 more words

Guest Writers

The Things We Say in Maine

Last Saturday, our friends Dawna and Jim invited us over for dinner, where we deliciously jump-started spring and summer by drinking Dawna’s  homemade margaritas. (Hers are the best!) We also had chicken tacos and a tasty rice dish. 423 more words


Small Town Life

There are many advantages and disadvantages to small town life. It is not easy to be in a place with so few restaurants, or no movie theater. 555 more words


Ice Fishing for Lakers

Earlier this month Seth and I went out and ice fished for the first time with some friends on Burntside Lake up here in Ely. Our friend Mike has an awesome ice house that looks more like a snowmobile trailer on the outside, but on the inside has 4 holes, propane heat and a full stove with a cook top. 510 more words

Small Town Life

It might as well have been fairy dust...

I rarely pass the corner of Fillmore and Cruise Streets in my hometown of Corinth, Mississippi, that I don’t picture my mother looking out the front passenger window of our ’57 Chevy, shaking her head at the site of where Rubel’s Department Store once stood. 1,645 more words

Jaylene Whitehurst

A Widow Finds Her Voice: Nora Webster

Review: Nora Webster, by Colm Toíbín
Scribner, 2014. 373 pp. $27
When I first started reading Nora Webster, I wondered whether it deserved to be called a historical novel. 649 more words

Reviews And Columns

An End That Begins

Back in 2010 when I set up this blog, I included the following words in the “About Me” page:  ………..”the thrill of getting on an airplane that takes me somewhere, and the thrill of an airplane that brings me back home.” 271 more words