Tag Archives: living in 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. 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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  4. 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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  5. Camping at Home

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    November 4, 2017 by Jean

    During the last week in October, the local meteorologists kept warning us about a big storm that would crash into …
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  6. Seasonal Transitions

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    October 19, 2017 by Jean

    Wherever I have lived in my adult life (southern California for two years after college, the mid-Atlantic region during my …
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  7. Is This the Face of Voter Fraud?

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    August 10, 2017 by Jean

    One afternoon in June, I went to my local Town Hall to vote in a special election. I should note …
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