The Maine
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AT SoBo, Day One

photographs and text by Matthew Mychack To whom it may concern: in one week I’ll be departing Baxter State Park, Maine, bound for Springer Mountain, Georgia– 2,180 miles known as the Appalachian Trail–in an attempt to become one of ~1,200 people to ever thru-hike the southbound route. James, I’ll be in Pennsylvania near your wedding, so you’ll […]

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine; August 4, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.79)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher The Maine State 420 Championships were in Castine last week (a 420 is a kind of sailboat), and my son was competing, so I spent a day on the waterfront, beachcombing and watching the races from afar. The day started out in the low 70s, cloudy and humid with a […]

The Bluffs, Bar Harbor, Maine; April 28, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.75a & b)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design Time traveling again, way way back to April 28. Fortunately, I took notes while beachcombing, so I can tell you it was cold out on the Bluffs, overcast with a stiff north wind and rough seas. A few gulls gathered overhead, probably curious about whether […]

Two Weeks And Counting…

photograph by Justin Gove Editor’s note: If you’ve been wondering why our Culinary Landscape contributor, Megan Bedford of  Megansmark, hasn’t been posting regularly,! this should explain. The woman’s been busy! 

Postseason

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist As the autumn leaves glow dimly through the mist in the dying light of this October evening, the Red Sox third playoff game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays in a five-game ALDS series has just gotten underway. Bottom of the first. Spaghetti sauce simmers while I knit, anxiously.

Free For The Taking

an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson Everything but the — oh wait…

A Color Of The Sky

photograph by Jenna Lookner What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle. What I thought was a brick wall turned out to be a tunnel. What I thought was an injustice turned out to be a color of the sky. — Tony Hoagland, from “A Color of the Sky” Photo taken […]

Advent, Day 21: One Week Later, Let It Shine

Dear readers, Join The Maine for an adventure a day, each day of this advent season — big or small, by land or sea, with friends or solo, in image or word, exuberant or contemplative, real or conceptual. We live in a state of wonder, its wide open spaces anticipating our hope and joy. Inspired by the work […]

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