Archive for August, 2013

Maine, Places Where Words Come Hard, No Talking Happens.

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Communication is not always two way and when you are lucky enough to spend time in Maine after living in a crowded area, certain special places shine brightest. And you retreat to these natural settings to rest, relax, unwind, regroup. To share, compare with others in your life back and forth. Exchanging puzzle pieces each […]

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Skills, Talents, Work Ethic, Mainer’s Wired With Something To Trade, Barter With Others.

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If money was not worth the paper it was printed on, coins ditto regarding the face value, what would you use to trade, barter, get what you need for goods and services? Your good looks alone might leave you hungry, wanting, going without because more important things are needed for local survival of you, your […]

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Maine, The Living Room Is Outdoors, Not Contained In Four Walls.

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When you visit, live in Maine, outdoors is the place to be all four seasons. Any chance you get. Because this is Vacationland. It’s the call of the wild, in our blood. And sitting on the couch with a channel changer wand held high and pointed at the big screen is not the default activity. […]

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August In Maine, Cooler Ends Of The Day, Hint Of What’s Ahead.

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Maine August weather today predicted to bring 88 degree temperatures. The sunny skies overhead are the perfect backdrop for outdoor time on your knees in flower beds. In gardens, strawberry, blueberry patches. Collecting the ingredients for home made pies. Hand crafted with lots of love and only freshest natural ingredients. Another slice of strawberry rhubarb […]

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I Hear The Train A Comin’…(Drum And Bass Thumping, Plucking) Down The Maine Railroad Track….

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Back in 1960, the peak of 50,000 railroad cars on the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad happened for shipping potatoes to the market. To get to produce centers in the cities where the Maine spuds in all sizes of bag weights, in fewer varieties than today needed to show up. Shipped by rail. A Maine potato […]

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Maine, An Easier Place To Turn Up The Heat, Fire In Your Belly.

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Desire, passion, drive that burns deep down inside fueled by being in Maine full time where you want to live. But the fire in your belly is not just spiked when someone rubs you the wrong way. Or because of anger, frustration, jealousy or thoughts of just lashing out, retaliation. No no, because to begin […]

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No Kicking Dead Horses, Maine’s A Better Place To Let Go, Move On.

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The city couple have dreamed of opening up, running a small sporting lodge in Maine. But not one established, all commercial bought by mortgaging their soul. Giving up their first new born bundle of joy. Or handing over a duplicate vital organ or two to accomplish, pull off the feat. But starting small. First the […]

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Used To Be “If People Don’t Have Jobs, They Can’t Buy Anything”.

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If nothing new is produced, and needed service providers are missing, there is nothing to spend money on if you do have any in your wallet or purse. That used to be the day to day reality splashed in white on the blackboard during economics 101 class. And what you were taught in your own […]

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The Building Lease Cost Amount 55% Less Than The Move To Augusta.

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When you live in a big state like Maine, state government that is spaced out can make economic sense. To give small communities around Vacationland a piece of the pie. And because a quick shoot from the hip analysis shows it is a win win any way you cut it. Before applying a political filter […]

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During World War Two, Local Maine Farmers Had Ration Coupons For Gas, Tires.

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During World War Two, the entire country was behind the effort to achieve peace, preserve freedom. Rationing happened to divert the essential goods, raw materials to the war effort. One example, steel pennies happened so copper was more abundant for GI Joe’s oversea’s war theatre operations support. Same thing with rubber, petroleum products, foodstuffs. Rationing […]

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