The Maine
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Tuesday 207: Mostly Water

painting by Jessica Ives We are, in fact, mostly water. As terrestrial organisms we may live on solid ground and breath air, but as a collection of individual cells we still live within the same liquid medium from which we emerged. Every organ and system in the body supports in some way the containment, the […]

Hancock Pond, Part II

photographs via Tons Of Land

In The Wild

photograph by Trelawney O’Brien Greens Island, Maine

The Long Run

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson This is the big weekend, long bike Saturday followed by long run Sunday. I have a rigorous week to come, but then my taper starts. All the hay is in the barn, as they say. Oh shit, I say. This is as good as I’m going to get. I will have to […]

Tuesday 207: Spring Break Snorkel

painting and text by Jessica Ives It’s only the last week of February but already I’m leaning forward, anticipating Daylight Savings Time, longer work days in a studio full of natural light, and increasing birdsong out the window. More wind chill advisories and snow may come, and I may not be traveling anywhere tropical in the month […]

Night Swim, Lake Megunticook

photography by Jim Dugan

Race Report, Part One: Thunder, Lightning, Swim, and Bike

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson The moment the alarm went at 3:15 on Sunday morning, I was fully alert, my first thought clear and immediate: I’m awake to do the Ironman. I am awake to do the Ironman. I went through the tasks I had on my list: drink water, drink yerba mate, make oatmeak, poop […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives If you really must know, there’s nothing I love more than being in the water all summer long. ​Come September I won’t mind if I’m still dripping from behind my ears; my smile will extend along the entire surface of the lake until it’s simply too gosh darn cold and I […]

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