Archive for April, 2012

Missed Cues From Being Too Tightly Focused Or Not At All.

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Easing up, pulling back and relaxing to enjoy life is easier with an empty nest when you are a full time single parent. When your life was overbooked with kids, jobs, new relationships, it is very simple to miss cues. It is not as easy as it looks on television, in romance novels. Life is […]

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Spending Time On Your Knees Sunday In The Maine Garden.

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If you, me were hungry, without food we would appreciate it more. We are all hungry, starving in many ways and may not realize it. Not know what is missing. The cure is an inside job. Growing up on a Maine farm, my family like earlier generations knew the art of producing food for others. […]

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Ante Up Your Maine Home Property Repair 1.5 Percent Yearly.

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Maine home building, remodeling projects can take a back seat, be put on hold when hungry, expensive college accounts need feeding. Had six college funds to divert funds to, direct monies to on top of other household expenses. For other “luxuries” like food, vehicle gas, insurances, braces, sporting camps …the normal load all of us […]

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Taking Time To Peek Inside A Person’s Heart, Including Your Own.

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How well do you know yourself and wasn’t your favorite teacher growing up also the one that challenged you? Your hardest teacher who kept you accountable. Made you believe you could do better, be more in an encouraging way? That was honest if you were slacking, trying to cut corners without putting the time, attention […]

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Learning More About Your Parents After They Are Dead And Gone.

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Are your parents still alive and how well did you get to know them? Your Mom and Dad are your role models and the source of how other relationships form in your life. Pretty important and you are lucky if you spent a lot of time with them. They made you, love and nurtured you. […]

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Kids Raised In Maine Families Turn Out Better.

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Every child you are lucky enough to father, mother is such a privledge, gift and in small Maine towns, the entire village helps raise those kids. You pitch in with school projects, community events and families are strong. Local Maine teachers offer support during tough times too beyond reading, writing, arithmetic. Wrapping arms around a […]

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The Walk To The Maine Lake Dam At 5AM.

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Today a dusting of crunchy snow squashed under foot as rain mixed with ice added to the early morning walk experience. Creating a new dimension as like the mailman, who does not only deliver on warm, sunshine rich days, I hoofed it to where the Meduxnekeag River starts from its headwaters at Drews Lake. The […]

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The Door Left Wide Open If Either Wanted Kids.

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The couple both agreed if either wanted children after they married that they would start a family. Just one decisive vote all it would take. All that would be needed both pledged, promised. But during dating many things are like being on school summer vacation easy. Shortly after each said I do, the husband said […]

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Get Busy Living, Stop Dying | Never Give Up Hope, Your Dreams.

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No matter what life experiences you go through, it is always how you use those events to make your life, that of those around you better. Sorrow, pity wastes the day. Serves no worthwhile purpose. You and I have talents, abilities, and your life has a purpose. Consider it all joy. There are no hopeless […]

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Is That Your Stomach I Hear Grumbling, Rumbling?

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Maine is famous for success stories. It is still a place where if you have a good idea, a passion to create something from thin air, anything is possible with hard work, dedication. Case in point, the Courtyard Cafe and Garden Bar in downtown Houlton Maine. Joyce Transue’s culinary talent is well known and over […]

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