Archive for November, 2013

The Job Interview Where The Tone, Attitude Was All Wrong.

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Had a head hunter stop into the office who had been doing his job for the same length as my Maine real estate career, coming up on thirty four years. Looking for property and I asked him how his job has changed once I knew what he did for work. He said the attitude, tone, […]

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Running With Scissors, Washing Your Hands, Picking Up Maine Hitchhikers.

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Taking chances, being careful exploring and what you can do in Maine that you might not consider in other more populated, less safe areas. Take hitch hiking as a mode of transportation. Using your thumb to avoid digging deep for gas money or because you don’t own anything needing fuel. Or when it is too […]

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Metal Detectors In Small Maine Town Courthouses….

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Recently, the trotting up Maine county courthouse steps to title search deeds, get a few copies of survey plat maps, something new introduced. Metal detectors to walk through on the way across the first floor court house lobby. To hit the rows and rows of history smelling old property volumes in the registry of deeds. […]

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Maine, A Place To Run Away To, To Breathe, Think, Relax.

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The attitude, the tone, appreciation and respect for the surroundings you call home are the trampoline key to how high you get in life. The quality of your existence on Earth is often hinged on how busy, commercial, populated it is in your circle, corner of the World right? When you don’t live in a […]

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Where Were You When President Kennedy Was Shot, Heard The News?

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Like 911, the Pearl Harbor attack, events in history hit you where you live. When viewed from afar. The perspective age wise, geographical from up here in the right hand corner of the country. In a place with all that space called Maine. I don’t remember the teacher at Bowdoin Street school giving us the […]

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The Color Of Maine, Sometimes Blue And Brown Works Fine.

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When you tell your friends about the fireworks, the colors of fall foliage in Maine, it is a pretty breath taking, jaw dropping time. But other combinations of colors can be the perfect backdrop to your Vacationland experience too. Just blue, mostly white hit a positive major chord. It does not have to just be […]

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In A Small Maine Town You Know All The People In The Audience.

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You hear it a lot about how connected, close folks are in a small Maine town. And the reasons are many. First because of the smaller population, and the entire community is more involved. Have roles in the social, civic, sporting, community fabric. Family is very important. The overlap of living, working, playing with other […]

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Smells Like Snow… Not Just Looks Like It Could Snow In Maine.

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The calendar on the wall says put away the swim trunks, pack away the sandals and get that lawn furniture, flower boxes under cover. Take down the hammock, but don’t put away the gas grill. Use those year round to sizzle the steak, ribs, chicken, salmon right? Maine’s winter landscape is being squeak squeaked into […]

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The Gas Heater Did A Poor Job Warming The Winter Tent In Italy.

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You’ve watched the M A S H television series and spent time in “The Swamp”, the tent in Korean. That was home away from home for those veterans patching up blown away soldiers. Helicoptered in from heavy action on the front fighting lines of the war. A different kind of medicine being administered than the […]

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Small Maine Towns, What Makes One Great?

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Maine is small towns. A rural state with just a tad over a million people. Actually, to be exact 1.329 million total, revealed the 2012 US Census head count. But what characteristics help make a small Maine town great? For starters a river winding through, a lake in town or nearby or ocean shoreline helps. […]

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