It’s March 16th & I’m launching this blog…

… in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic from a little spot in southern Maine, kind of off the beaten path, but within a 10-minute car ride of lots of people and economic activity. While I love towns and cities--people! cultural activities! food! action!--I also love being in the company of birds and trees. As …

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Welcome to my COVID-19 Online Journal… after the fact

Near the end of March, I started an online journal called COVID-19 Chronicle, where I periodically post about how my shelter-in-place life is going. Even if I didn't post every day, I wanted to keep some kind of a record. After the fact, I realized it might be nice to re-post those blog entries here, …

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Resistance poem featured in Scoundrel Time

Back in the 2000s, I didn't think I could be any angrier at our national political scene. It was the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rove era. Remember that? My outrage was toddler-sized compared to the past three years... I was mad at Washington, mad at women, in general, who I didn't think were protesting enough or at all, and …

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Essay “What A Bullet Can Do” wins 2019 Maine Literary Award!

On June 13th, Maine writers, readers, editors, publishers, and librarians gathered at the Bangor Public Library for the announcement of the 2019 Maine Literary Awards. I was there to meet and mingle with the Maine writing community and to find out if “What A Bullet Can Do” was a winner in the short nonfiction category… …

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