Archive for May, 2012

No Man Is A Maine Island.

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Space, room to roam and not in an area wall to wall with people, that’s Maine. The ability to live four seasons without bumping in to, offending by accident any other person. If your surroundings are not over populated, wouldn’t that be a big ingredient in a more content, easier day to day life? Maine […]

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Tourmaline Is The Maine State Gemstone.

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Back in 1971, the state of Maine designated the tourmaline as Vacationland’s official gemstone. Tourmalines ranges in color from black, white or distinctive shades of red, green, and blue. Watermelon Maine tourmaline are multi-colored, a variation of red, pink and green. The “watermelon” variety feature a green outer layer surrounding a pink core. The tourmaline […]

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Bigger The Maine Family, More Varied The Musical Tastes.

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Grabbing a coffee this morning heading in from Drews Lake, Cameron’s Store owner Doug recalled the Cobras who played at the Cobra Club in Caribou Maine back in the early 1960’s. The Leavitt Brothers from Oakfield were the heart and soul of the sound of the local musical band. He also recalled how gifted Richard […]

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Can’t Be A Beacon If Your Light Doesn’t Shine.

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The phone ringing at a high school small town Maine radio station job. Spinning records on the Saturday Night Country Jamboree shift and requests for Donna Fargo’s “You Can’t Be A Beacon If Your Light Don’t Shine”. Everyone, you and me included has a purpose in life to help others along the way. To help […]

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Curling Up With A Good Book In Maine.

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Growing up books were a big part of the Maine home my three older brothers and I lived in. One wall of a den was nothing but one big book case filled with extensive collections of everything from philosophers to economic principles to spiritual writings. My Mom and Dad enjoyed, learned much from books. And […]

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Natural Space… You Can Hear Yourself Think In Maine.

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Wouldn’t you agree most people are well intentioned, want to get along in life relationships? But tolerance to others not like you. Concessions, pulling back and surrender is a life long exercise to grow, expand and broaden your outlook on what happens around you. And how you react to it. Some folks feel threatened when […]

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Maine Loons | What Those Shrill Haunting Cries Mean.

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The ME Loon. The song, cries, sad sound of one or several Maine loons hit you deeply when you are parked on the Maine water. More so than birds singing, chirping on a morning walk or while on your knees in the garden. How come? What’s up with that? Is it because you are often […]

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Maine Lake Loons Steal The Waterfront Show.

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You must be in ME, less folks, more wildlife, loons. The entertainment when you are lucky enough to visit or live full time in Vacationland is the Maine wildlife. Like Maine lake loons. Bigger than they look from across a pond or lake. Paddling closer with a kayak or canoe helps you realize how beautiful, […]

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Maine, Some Call The People Out Spoken…Frank.

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Maine is a state where all of us living here try daily to keep it simple. Not needing flash, show, lots of attention. Because most of that dog and pony is surrounded by insecurity. You are going to be very unhappy if impressing others with money, material objects is your primary goal in life. Prepare […]

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Maine Ten Year High School Reunions… Beware Of Snarky.

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Had your tenth Maine high school reunion yet? So many classmates are glad to see you and want to catch up on what is happening in your life. But a few that tool in with exotic cars and long stories of adventures as big as life can become a little snarky. Critical of small town […]

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