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

Tag: adventure

The Sublime And The Ridiculous

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Mara and I met at Fernald’s Neck at 6 am, wetsuits on, watches ready. The sun had just cleared the mountains to the east and already blazed white, blinding me with every other breath. Loons called as we made our way across the flat water to the dock on Fang Island, our […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives Hans and Franz are not the names of these two climbers in their white helmets; they are the names of two climbing routes — both 5.10a — on the southern-most end of Acadia’s Otter Cliffs. *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Ives. These small works, all 4 x 4 […]

Riding For Hope, Liberty, And Freedom

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Our training plan said to ride bikes for 3 hours. Mara wanted to ride for 5. _________ Bike: 65 miles, nearly 5 hours including 3 photo stops, 2 pee breaks, 3 slipped chains, 1 lost straw, 1 map check Run: 3 miles, 30 minutes (Mara ran faster)

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives “I didn’t actually want coffee, but I poured myself a cup, just because the pot was there. I guess I’m a lot like George Mallory, who had similar motivation for climbing Mount Everest.” — Chuck Bonner “People ask me, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?’ and my answer must […]

The U.S. National Toboggan Races Are Here

photographs courtesy of the EQ Ladies Toboggan Race (circa 1900), from the Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum. A particularly mean looking competitor to the right.

A Walk With Mrs. Peel

photographs and text by Karen O. Zimmerman It is a clear January morning and the temperature outside is three degrees. (Editor’s note: that’s right, we’re taking a look back at last winter and Karen’s adventures on ice!) The ground is white with snow that has crusted over and looks as hard and cold as ice. I […]

Conceived At A Holiday Inn

adventure by Shannon Thompson I was sitting in a bleak conference room at the Holiday Inn near the airport in Bangor last week, buckled in to a 9-hour session of continuing education for real estate brokers, when I hatched my plan to survive embrace December. It doesn’t come naturally: I fight with the cold, bristle at the clutter of […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen Happy October, Tuesday 207 fans! The seasons are changing and it’s going to take me a couple weeks to build up a fall appropriate body of work. While you wait I thought it might be nice to show you that I can, in fact, make paintings larger than 4×4 inches! And […]

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