Category Archives: seasons

Five Minute Friday — Turn

On a drab, dismal Friday — one of the reasons I waited until Saturday — it was refreshing to plug into the Thursday night Twitter Party for Kate’s word for the week — TURN! Just thinking about it brought sunshine to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

Yes, today is my birthday. Normally I approach the day with a ho hum attitude. It’s no big deal. It’s just another day. And it is. I’m not sharing the “news” for affirmation, but because this year’s celebration is a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Inspire

Welcome to the Saturday installment of Five Minute Friday. No excuses. I just couldn’t muster the inspiration to write for five minutes Friday. Oh, wait. INSPIRE. That’s this week’s prompt. How (in)appropriate. But I didn’t want the weekend to fly … Continue reading

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I Did It!

Some people will read this and shrug, “So.” Other will read this, purse their face into a perplexed look, perhaps scratch their head and comment, “Why?” But those who know me will smile and simply say, “Joe has his wanderlust … Continue reading

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It Never Ceases To Amaze Me

I’ve been wandering around Maine for better than eight years and part time living here for a year and a half. Yet I’m still amazed at the incredible people in the state. As the welcoming sign says, “Maine: The way … Continue reading

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Whale Watching and Other Maine Musings

Once again, I survived a week with my grandkids! That’s not really surprising. After all, we’ve been doing this bonding thing for seven years now. It’s not just a fun time with the younger set, but really a time for … Continue reading

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Yee Haw

It wasn’t on my bucket list and I certainly would have never expected to find it in Maine, but I went to a rodeo last night. Barrel racing, pole bending, cash cow and, yes, even bull riding. I stumbled on … Continue reading

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