Twelve ways to snowgasm

Falling flakes in Gray, Maine. Photograph courtesy of Douglass Morin.

While many people used doomsday speech like “snowmageddon” to refer to the seemingly endless flakes filling our shovels, our yards, and our lives, others observed each falling flake with glee and immediately took to social media to celebrate this unexpected “snowgasm.”  With a day of partial sunshine forecasted for Friday, it is time for those […]

Peaceful protest in Portland

Yesterday my husband, daughter, and I joined approximately ten-thousand men and women from across Maine as they peacefully protested in Portland in solidarity with people around the globe in their advocacy for the rights of women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, the disabled, and other minority groups.  My nine-month-old daughter doesn’t know it yet, but the divisive election […]

My non-mom Christmas miracle

  I recently experienced a Christmas miracle in the form of my first child-free, late-night date since the birth of my daughter, Lennon, eight months ago. My husband’s annual work Christmas party hosted by the clever and creative owners of Rinck Advertising Agency promised to be a roaring good time when they decided to have […]

Holidays trump political hostility

Four vocal Democrats, four outspoken Republicans, and a quiet Liberal sat around a dinner table.  This is not a political joke – this was my family at Thanksgiving. Prior to meandering over three hundred miles to visit my family in Aroostook County with my eight-month-old daughter and husband, I was nervous that our turkey’s wishbone […]