Archive for January, 2013

You Are A Sponge… No No Not The Leech Off Someone Kind.

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Years ago when it was little house on the prairie living, being alone in the wilderness was sink or swim. Do or die. You became resourceful, worked hard to provide food, shelter, safety for your family. Everyone pitched in, had a role. A family was connected, love was evident. Struggles helped define and strengthen the […]

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Drama, The Good Kind In Maine Theatre Productions.

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Few people love drama in their life and try to avoid stress, maintain inner cool to avoid the crazies. But the good kind of drama that entertains and touches you deeply happens when you attend local Maine theatre events. Whether a children’s theatre production like the Houlton Maine Star Bright group. Or on the state […]

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Do You Take Vitamins, Does The Home Medicine Cabinet Look Like Walgreens, CVS?

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Food vitamin, mineral supplements, does your bathroom medicine cabinet look well stocked with the A to Z? Supplements to promote stronger bones, better eye vision. Nutrients to nearly fountain of youth extend your life. Almost. In some reported, documented cases “they” say. Growing up on a Maine farm it was preached if you ate the […]

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Common Sense, Used To Be All We Had To Guide Each Day To Day.

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Living by your own wits, developing life survival skills. Sink or swim. Do or die, life or death reality means common sense embraced, to guide your actions, steps. Even thoughts. The logic of the way things roll, the reality of what is happening, could happen differently with a seasoning of good old common sense. Around […]

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The Crunch Of New Maine Snow Follows Your Footsteps On The Way To The Barn.

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Up early on the Maine farm. Knowing animals inside the barn are waiting. Part of your daily routine to hay, grain, water and clean out. When the weather agrees, turning the horses, cows outside to run is in the cards. But if freezing rain, northwest winds pick up, shelter is needed for the furry four […]

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Simple Living Taught, Shown To Young Maine Grasshoppers.

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Being content, at peace starts with knowing you have more than enough. Everything you need for survival and happiness is within us all. But somehow along the way the simple living, easy does it moderation can go to heck in a hand basket. Getting caught up in marketing, and overspending happens when we are convinced […]

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Not Into Maine Hunting, Fishing, Snow Sledding, So Now What?

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You don’t look good in blaze orange, get tangled up casting a fishing line. And snow sledding, down hill or cross country skiing is not your cup of tea. But hope others love all the above in Maine. What to do for other sources of fun? Glad you asked. The State Of Maine Tourism people […]

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The Lawn In Houlton Maine Mowed Like, Kept Like The One At The White House.

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The Maine family stories you pass on that may or may not be so accurate. Because you were little. Just not paying, giving all your limited, young undivided attention to the chain of events. Missing some of the faded historical facts. With mental filters sifting, sorting from only a kid’s pair of eyes, a relatively […]

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A Lot Of Respect, A Little Fear And A Better Educational Experience.

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Teaching in public and private schools has become more than wrestling with just the three “R”‘s. The education of children starts in the home as a necessary partnership with educators. And children learn early on about authority, respect, discipline, healthy routines to keep a lid on the drama, emotional levels in the home. And vice […]

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Maine Photos Where The Lens Gets Steamy.

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Taking photos, pictures, images of Maine sometimes means the camera lens steams over. Needs to be cleaned before more photos are collected if a farm animal, close up image of a horse is the subject. Breathing fogging if too close happens. Maine deer are a different matter. More elusive, skiddish and you don’t get close […]

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