Category Archives: Reflection


I saw a video on CBS Sunday morning news last week that described studies that have recently been done on friendship, and it’s importance in our lives. Basically, they performed some tests which were done alone and then done again … Continue reading

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When we moved back to  Maine several years ago, we settled in a small town not too far from the old mill towns of Lewiston and Auburn. I have visited the area often and am fascinated by the old mill … Continue reading

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Where Were You?

I was playing cribbage with a resident at the nursing home today, during which, as usual, we chatted about anything and everything.  During the conversation, he mentioned that years ago he worked as a short order cook in a bowling … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I sure hope old Henry is right.  I just got a … Continue reading

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When Those “From Away” Aren’t

I had someone ask me if I went south for the winters. I said “no, I’m a lifer”. I’m here year round, watching the seasons and the tourists come and go. If you watch it long enough, you begin to … Continue reading

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Bill was on an emotional high.  One of the few he had experienced in a long time.  Working in the city had it’s advantages, but it also had it’s drawbacks.  He always felt crowded, like his life was being compacted.  … Continue reading

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Sandy’s Place

Eddie reached across the cab of the eighteen wheeler and grabbed the thermos of coffee. It had been several hours since he had stopped for a break and the monotony of the road was becoming mesmerizing. He knew he was … Continue reading

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