Archive for March, 2013

No Red, Black Or Grey Tool Box On Wheels Needed When Trailer Truck Dies.

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When the long haul, over the road truck driver piloted a single screw, gas job tractor trailer combination. Drove long hours without a record keeping log book. And not on an Interstate but through all the twisting, curving, climbing, dropping back roadways. When the map did not have all the roads plotted. Did not call […]

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Your Dog In Maine Is Lost, Now What.

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The thought you should have had an electronic chip on your K-9 if he or she gets lost is a little late after MIA happens. Lucy, a spring spaniel was out with his “mother” who was enjoying Maine light fluffy white snow. In the back field of a Maine farm. And then spotted a rabbit, […]

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Maine, Simple, Start To Finish Appreciation Not Farmed Out, Disconnected.

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When you live in a small rural state like Maine, super specialized and narrow, just one trick pony is not so common. Jack of all trades and master of none happens. But still pretty capable just the same. I’ll give it a whirl the attitude. Willing to learn, have to try. Has to be that […]

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Check Out The Trombone Player…Try To Sit Still And Not Have The Music Move You.

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Sunday after church in Maine, my Dad would crank up the big band sound. On the stereo in the front room with the Sunday weekend paper or while reading a classic. He played the clarinet in a band with Rod Palmer who was the leader in a lot of local musical groups. Folks danced, enjoyed […]

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Getting Up Early, In The Dark To Plow Snow At A Maine Farm.

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Lucky enough to own a Maine farm. But don’t live in the home that sits smack dab in the middle of the collection of buildings. All New England white. Insulated, wrapped, surrounded by 300 acres of land. If I find the right fit, match for a renter, the home place I grew up in front […]

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Maine Land Owners Share Their Property, Respect The Privilege.

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In Maine, if state and national parks were the only places available to the public for experiencing the great outdoors, so much would be lost. Because as beautiful as all of Maine’s state lands, more of Vacationland is privately held. By property owners gracious enough to share the right to their Maine land. Remote lands […]

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Kid Caused Events In Maine Where The Adults Compare Notes.

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When you live in Maine, so much of our recreation somehow revolves around kids, our area youth. Our own or the communities. Or maybe the state’s when it is a festival like the Maine State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz event being hosted in Houlton Maine this weekend. Even when your kids are grown, flown and […]

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Making Progress, Coming Together In A Small Maine Town.

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There is a reason rear view mirrors are so small, the windshield in front so big. And all that wrap around glass to see what’s going on from the sides. Looking back too much takes your eyes off the road. You miss what is happening now around you when traveling. When you stop moving, you […]

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“There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here, What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear…”

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The Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth” has some interesting lyrics. Designed to stop you in your tracks. Hold up what you are doing. And crank that head around. To really see what is taking place, behind the scenes. And all around you. During the 1960’s with the Vietnam escalating, racial tensions building, and […]

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Suddenly 2300 New People Roll Into A Small Maine Town.

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The economy of one of Maine’s 108 small towns ebbs and flows with new money. Currency, credit cards, car and bus loads that motor, drive into a Vacationland small burg are a beautiful thing. And those nickel and dimes, all those dollars turn over six to seven times locally. Every time a wallet or purse […]

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