Category: From the Editor

From the Editor

Bitter-SweetAgridulce Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! I like the way 2020 looks and sounds. I would like to think we are off to a good start; though I may have to moderate my use of the word “we”. Both the domestic and international news appears marked by great heartache and turmoil; but there…

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Paula The snow storm, already impacting a large portion of the United States, will arrive on my doorstep tomorrow evening. It will be our first snow of the season; we have had a few flurries, but not enough to be inconvenienced by, or to color our world bright and pristine. Today we ran around and…

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Thankful     In Maine, I am a Facebook “fan” and I follow the police department, from the town I live in. We have had some interaction with the police here, who have always been kind, courteous and helpful; most specifically when Kate fell from that evil tree, which is now a table and stools,…

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Grown Up “… and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of a child; and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago; and how…

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Resilience   No Man is an Island “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of…

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Lisa, for the Win!     “If you want to change the world . . . start off by making your bed.”~ Admiral William H. McRaven ~   I walked down the driveway to greet the UPS man, who is always quite nice. We exchanged pleasantries, as he handed me a Priority, Flat Rate box,…

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A Moment Worth Celebrating “The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow.” ~ Walter Cronkite ~July 20, 1969 CBS Moon Landing Coverage When Kate’s grandmother, Tessie, passed away, Kate inherited several things, including…

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Milestones   “Milestones (Latin: Miliarium) were originally stone obelisks – made from granite, marble, or whatever local stone was available – and later concrete posts. They were widely used by Roman Empire road builders and were an important part of any Roman road network: the distance travelled per day was only a few miles in…

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The Holy Week That Was Not Photo Credit: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/how-did-the-notre-dame-cathedral-blaze-start/news-story/0047a8551efcbe8574ff958c5c641904 As a Christian, Easter is the most significant and sacred day on our calendar. My secular Easter activities are limited, some decorations and yes I do share a few treats and send out cards; but in general, what I look forward to are the services of…

In the Wild!

A Snowy Egret and Blue Heron One of the reasons we go to the Everglades, is to see the wildlife; birds like snowy egrets and blue herons. How delightful to look in the backyard, and see them both perched on what is left of the poor bitter orange tree.