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One’s Heart Needs the Ocean

I was speaking with a friend today online, and she said something about moving closer to the sea fairly soon. I congratulated her, as I am of the firm belief that the ocean is an important component of sanity and survival. As much as I admire the landlocked, well… I believe they just haven’t had a chance to spend much…

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Maine, Personal

Maine

Forested avenues line the city’s neighborhoods. Trees in summer hang over brick sidewalks, dipping passersby in New England charm and cool shadow. Duplexes of brick, with old tall pointed roofs and many windows, sit on State Street; they have been in the neighborhood since the 1700s. The hill slopes downward, into the land and away from the sea, down off…

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New job!

Hello, all! I’m quite excited to announce that over the last few weeks, my previous internship transitioned into a full-time position at Dream Local Digital! I was able to meet the whole crew on February 11, 12, and 13th during a great “Dream Team” Summit last week. It was refreshing to be in a room full of people that not…

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Personal, Writing, Year Two

Writing Today

It feels good to start the new year off writing, that’s for sure. I didn’t think that I would be able to jump back in so quickly, but it’s always that initial hour push that gets me going. I’m glad I started working on A’s story again. He needs to be written; his story is screaming at me from the…

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Early Moosemas

Yes, we call it Moosemas. Because of the Great White Moose… Whom I shall tell you more about some day after I’ve drawn a good example of him. In any case, I am completely spoiled. Not only did N decide to procure us the most wonderful portable little turntable, he managed to get one that has all 3 speeds, digital…

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New Website!

With the dawn of Minerva Web and other opportunities that have recently arisen, I have decided to revamp this website and make it a little sharper and more professional. I’m currently in the process of completing it, but please feel free to look around and peek into the various projects I’ve been working on. Some of my work is older,…

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First Year, Personal

summer months

I guess it’s kind of been a while. Lots of stuff happened. I’m taking a business class and might attempt to start a small website business in the fall. Pretty fun. I’m also a substitute librarian at the main library here in Portland. I’m super excited about this one. It’s torture and wonder to work in a place so full…

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Memories & The Universe

It’s Sunday morning. I’ve cleaned my apartment and it is stunning. The dishes are washed, the tea-set is laid out, the cat is content on the couch. The wood floors shine in the morning light. The warm sunlight comes every once in a while, flickering between the clouds in the sky. Birds of all kinds can be heard outside, and…

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Motivation, Personal

someday…

  this is my dream. one day, i will live in a cabin in the woods where i cannot see my neighbors when i look out the window. i will see only nature, and trees, and beauty when i look out my windows. i can do what i like on my land and i will own a piece of property…

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Maine, Personal

time

photo from bethany at telling gets old time. something to consider. i have had almost none of it lately, with greenbuilding stuff at work and numerous meetings with US green building council people from our local maine chapter… journalism is not easy, especially if you’re anything like me and you throw yourself into it. i feel like i don’t have…

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First Year, Maine, Personal

marceline

this is marceline, marcie for short. she is our new kitten (she’s just a year old) we got on saturday. it was my birthday, so nick and i rode the bus out to our friends’ house and borrowed their car. we got to the foster home (marcie is from a shelter) and marcie was just perfect. she came right up…

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