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A THANKSGIVING LITANY

Thanks for Thanksgiving, I say. Thanks for Ellen Goodman, who once wrote — as I recall — that Thanksgiving was the best holiday: good food, no gifts, and family together — for about four hours. Surely there is research to … Continue reading

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ONTO WHATEVER IS NEXT

I have been remiss. Sometimes transitions are hard, necessary maybe, but hard. Fortunately, cooler days, more agreeable legs, and shame have all set in. Onto whatever is next. ——————————————– Maybe it is leaving Maine or living two places or changing … Continue reading

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READING AND SUMMER UPDATE

The ending of David Grann’s The Lost City of Z was satisfactory, much like Nicholas Clapp’s The Road to Ubar, but I wanted a book with more search detail, like Ubar. I hate reviewers who review the book they wish … Continue reading

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OH, THE JOY!

Some mornings are especially fine: good coffee, curious new tracks in the snow, and the NYTimes with a “search” story. Today was one such. First the story: A lost letter from Rene Descartes was found (NYTimes 2/25/10).   A Descartes … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH CHANGE?

Tenants Harbor doesn’t change much summer to summer, and neither does Roseledge Books. This pleases me and the browsers who were last here at least ten years ago and still recalled the Samuel Eliot Morison book they bought then. They … Continue reading

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SEARCH BOOKS COMING

Okay, I’ll admit it. Jar City is slow going. Well written, just unintriguing. Maybe I’ve watched too much Law and Order and I already live among Scandinavians, but this police procedural with its “painful inevitability” addresses crimes, criminals, victims, police, … Continue reading

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ROSELEDGE NEWS

There is no easy way to say this. I am selling Roseledge, place of my heart. It is a hard decision, but the right one.  Let me count the reasons why. In a nutshell, my body made me do it. … Continue reading

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A LOBSTER TALE

Before “Before” Before lobster-in-the-crisper possibilities could exist, the lobster had to be living, near Tenants Harbor, and trapped by a lobsterman who brought it to Witham’s Wharf where catches are gathered and sometimes sold. A sign in a nearby window … Continue reading

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