Category Archives: Maine

  1. Fire and Ice: My Winter Exercise Program

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    March 4, 2019 by Jean

    For most of my life, my preferred form of exercise has been walking. I got into the walking habit early. …
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  2. Snow Shoveling and Lavender: Pleasure in Small Moments

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    December 31, 2018 by Jean

    The older I get, the more convinced I become that the secret to happiness is finding pleasure in small moments. …
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  3. Time and Energy

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    July 7, 2018 by Jean

    I apologize for my long silence here. I’ve been struggling to find time and energy for blogging. I’m not the …
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  4. March Madness (Non-Basketball Version)

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    March 30, 2018 by Jean

    I am finally coming up for air after my own version of March Madness (which had nothing to do with …
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  5. Winter Exercise

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    January 31, 2018 by Jean

    One of my recurring dilemmas is how to get enough exercise in winter. During the good weather months, my preferred …
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  6. Making Holiday Music

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    December 16, 2017 by Jean

    Last weekend was my choral group’s annual holiday concert. We sang two performances, one on Saturday evening and the other …
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  7. Murphy’s Law and the Kindness of Mainers

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    November 15, 2017 by Jean

    The fifth day of the power outage in Maine was a Murphy’s Law kind of day. The power hadn’t been …
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