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15 Questions about the shooting of a pet cow in Maine

November 14, 2018
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As a lifelong Mainer, I’m well aware that everyone I meet is probably carrying a weapon. And I’ve often seen cows plodding through our yard after escaping from a neighbor’s pasture. Still I was shocked…

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Poetry and humor give me strength to survive April

April 21, 2018
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April is National Poetry Month, but did you know it is National Humor Month, too? When I think of poetry and humor, it summons an image of the brilliant Shel Silverstein. His silly verse appealed to…

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Newsworthy chickens from coast to coast

March 21, 2018
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I learned of a trend this week that has me scratching my head. Dwellers of the virtual ivory towers of Silicon Valley feel disconnected from nature, and they are turning to chickens to fill the…

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How release of my book Boomer on the Ledge™ was like giving birth

November 27, 2017
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I told Donna Cavanagh, my publisher, that I felt like I was waiting for the birth of a baby as I prepared for the release of my book, Boomer on the Ledge™, an adult picture…

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Can turnip upstage overrated pumpkin?

September 11, 2017
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In case you are in denial about the approach of autumn or in a coma, it’s time to wake up and smell the pumpkins. These orange egomaniacs are encroaching on summer like Christmas usurps Halloween,…

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No grad left behind

June 19, 2017
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Streamers and banners are down, and balloons have given up their last hits of helium. The auditorium is empty, and pomp and circumstance have been packed away until next year. Graduation is officially over. High school speeches…

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What is a first world injury?

June 12, 2017
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When I attended the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop last April, I had an injury in the hotel room. As I opened the heavy hotel curtain wielding the drapery pull rod, I bonked myself on the…

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You need to know about these conspiracies

June 5, 2017
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I looked in my closet recently and noticed it was overrun with footwear that represented a score of abandoned hobbies: hiking, golfing, bicycling, dancing, running, walking, skiing, and snowmobiling. That’s when I had an epiphany:…

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A lesson on dreaming big from my daughter-in-law, Mark Zuckerberg, and a snake

May 29, 2017
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My son’s wife, Kelley, has a unique gift. When she expresses a desire, even if it seems unattainable, it comes true. Like the time she wrote a list of her goals and included, ‘meet Oprah,’…

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Why I chose a career in nursing, an uninspiring story

May 8, 2017
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You know what is hard about choosing to become a registered nurse? Society assumes you chose the occupation to help people. But then stereotypes your noble profession as a contradiction between a sex symbol and…

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