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

Month: December, 2013

We All Have Our Reasons: #3986

A doctor posts on Facebook: Direct quote from a 93 year old patient who, by the way, still goes lobstering: “I don’t have time for pain.”

Santa And His Yacht

photograph by David Wright

Master Shots: Winky Lewis

photographer Winky Lewis interviewed by Sharon Kitchens I first connected with Winky Lewis via our mutual friends Steve and Kate Shaffer who own Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut. Everything that comes from Kate, Steve, and that island is good so before I met Winky I already liked her a lot. When Boston Globe Magazine did […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. -Kafka […]

Mt. Battie Sunrise Workout

an adventure a day for the month of December by Shannon Thompson For 12/4, 124 reps each: Squats Push-ups Walking lunges Sit-ups Tricep dips Plus a 124-second plank with four instances of cheating.

Bar Harbor Bed Races, November 9, 2013

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher What happens in a tourist town when tourist season is over? In Bar Harbor, we have a Pajama Sale to celebrate. Stores open at 6am, with coffee, doughnuts, and discounts for anyone who comes in their pajamas. This year was the 19th annual Pajama Sale, and it has become enough […]

8 Maine Artisans I’m Supporting This Holiday Season – Artfull Gifts Show 2013

text by Jess Smith Hello, my name is Jess Smith and I am a craft show widow. For the past few weeks my husband has been living in his studio (which, luckily, is at our house) in preparation for the Artfull Gifts holiday craft show. It’s an annual, weekend-long show featuring 50 high-end Maine artisans and this was his […]

Like Living In A Snow Globe

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Light snow falling this morning, enough that my brakes didn’t quite catch at that first stop sign on my way to work. Fortunately, the powdered streets were quiet, a held breath. One lesson of snow: control is an illusion. Breathe in that cold air.

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