One Morning In Maine

One Morning In Maine

When I wake up, it is too quiet. There are two dogs in the house, a mother-in-law, and a husband, but I can immediately sense the absence of my kids. Outside the window, the Penobscot bay is dead calm. I grab coffee and my water ski…wet suit, for...
Bug Juice at Camp Waziyatah, Maine

Bug Juice at Camp Waziyatah, Maine

Maine’s Camp Waziyatah was established in 1922 and it’s where Disney filmed the reality television show “Bug Juice.” This year, nearly two decades after the first episode aired, television crews were shooting again on drop off...
A Traveling Gypsy At Heart

A Traveling Gypsy At Heart

My great-great-grandmother was a gypsy, traveling around Germany selling pots and pans out of the back of her family’s donkey cart. When a fair-haired German farmer saw this dark-eyed beauty at the town marketplace he said, “Die will ich!” That one, I want....
Of Moose, Men and the U.S.S. Maine

Of Moose, Men and the U.S.S. Maine

Maine is the kind of state where residents don’t get mad, they get even. Outside of Skowhegan, a large, carefully lettered sign stuck in the lawn of a small, carefully maintained home said “Ring our doorbell before you hire John Smith.” The name wasn’t really John...