Monthly Archives: February 2011

One of those weeks

When you’re a teenager, you can’t wait to drive, to drink and to vote. As long as you don’t do any of them at the same time, all’s good. Then there are those markers of adulthood: you get married, you … Continue reading

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This is what good intentions look like. I hung these yesterday, when the sky was stunningly blue and cloudless. This morning when I opened the curtains to face the day, there they still were. And there they’ll stay, until they … Continue reading

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Home Again

Seeing the cars drive off the ferry coated in a gray slushy wash isn’t a good sign when we’re about to board that same ferry ourselves. Seeing these whitecaps, before we’ve even left the harbor, isn’t great either. It’s choppy, … Continue reading

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Nontrads Make National News!

(blush) and I’m one of them. This is thrilling and humbling at the same time. All I’ve been doing is slowly taking courses at UMaine Augusta and gradually accumulating my credits. I’m just going the distance, three credits at a … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Boston!

We’ve grown tired of snow and ice and slush and shoveling and scraping and all the rest. Time to head south… …as far a Boston, anyway! Our daughter lives there and has all kinds of fun adventures planned for us. … Continue reading

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Floating toward opportunity

This morning, I find myself surrounded by…sleeping men. It’s true. On this early morning when the sun refuses to make an appearance, their gentle breathings fill the air. They shift in their slumber, then settle into comfort and sleep on. … Continue reading

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A different kind of distance learning

When I started “going to school” at University of Maine Augusta, I didn’t really go anywhere. The class came to me, either through online classes or via ITV or videoconference. When we talk about distance learning, this is a big … Continue reading

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