Monthly Archives: December 2017

Start from where you are

The end of another year and I reflect on what we have done this past year, especially what we have done for others. I know one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and those we love and everyone, for that matter, is to leave the Earth as free from our own trash […]

A Maine Christmas the way life used to be

What was Christmas like in Maine years ago when few had electricity?  Were Maine Christmas celebrations different back then? Robert Tristan Coffin, Maine Pulitzer Prize winning poet, looked back on his boyhood Christmases around 1900 when every aunt, uncle, cousin, his brothers and sisters celebrated Christmas at his family’s saltwater Harpswell farm. They cut their […]

A family present for spring, summer and fall

Want an offbeat gift that will make your life and your family’s easier next spring, summer and fall? Then you might want to think about this. If your neighbors use a lawn or garden service, you may want to know what is being sprayed or dumped on their lawns and gardens and when that’s going […]

When a super moon is really super

Tomorrow at 3:45 am you can see the latest ‘super moon’, although it rises here at 4:38 pm this afternoon and will be full. I had never heard the term, ‘Super Moon’, until a few years ago, maybe that’s because it comes from astrology. A super moon appears only 10-14% larger than your usual full […]