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

B, Begin With

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould B, BEGIN WITH  In early Maine days, amongst deep water sailors rather than fishermen, there was superstition about naming a vessel anything which commenced with an A. Tales were told of the dire mishaps that befell the Arethusa and the Alice. Indeed, one of the last bankers out of Maine […]

On Baking Bread (By One Who Can’t)

photographs and text by John Ames I’ve always thought of baking as a fussy, magical, messy kind of enterprise. Part math, part Merlin and part “how did all that stuff get on the floor”. I’ve occasionally tried baking myself with mixed results. (That assessment is a little generous.) When my boys were young I went […]

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