The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Month: March, 2013

We All Have Our Reasons: #2013.90

Easter sunrise, the ninetieth sunrise of the year, on top of Mt. Battie. Captured by Karen Hansen.

A Sunday Swim

paintings and text by Jessica Stammen I have a Sunday habit like a swimmer who always returns to shore. I was raised Catholic. Habits die hard. My particular habit became more catholic in college when I enrolled in a World Religions course and when I wound up in the student group at an Episcopal church […]

Sorta Like Dying Easter Eggs

photograph by Jessica Stammen In the studio working on panel prep for new paintings.

Easter Egg Raviolo

text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove I am not a religious person, but I do celebrate good food. This fact is perhaps no more apparent than at Easter.  When I was growing up, Easter ritual meant that it was time to get out the sugared coconut and construct “the bunny cake.” It also […]

We All Have Our Reasons: Easter Edition

From facebook-land: More moments in Maine. This time, grocery store. Express lane. Me: cereal, honey, Drano. 50-ish yr old man in front of me: two cases of Miller Genuine Draft, ground beef, cheese, hard taco shells, salsa.  Maine: (Actually doesn’t say a word, just turns and stares/possibly glares? at me.) Me, nervous: “So, beer and […]

Sugar Shack

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher Sunday was Maine Maple Sunday, a fairly brilliant campaign organized by the Maine Maple Producers Association. On the fourth Sunday in March, sugarhouses all over the state open to the public, offering tastings, demonstrating the process, and generally having a sweet time. A lot of smaller operations aren’t on the […]


haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist Watching a female cardinal at my feeder, admiring her big, seed-chomping, bright orange bill and how it contrasts so prettily against her black face. So near, I notice details I never picked up on before. For example, her crest is tipped in red, as if rouged with lipstick. It […]


haiku, photograph, and text by Kristen Lindquist photograph by Brian Willson I’ve never observed a contradance before, so when a friend decided to throw a big contradance party for her birthday as a benefit for a local nonprofit, I volunteered to take tickets so I could check it out. I didn’t dance, but had a […]

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