Happy (Haunted) Halloween!

Have you ever experienced some weird, spooky things that you just didn't have an explanation for?  Seen something out of the corner of your eye, only to turn and see nothing?  Heard a noise and couldn't find the source? Our rational mind looks for explanations.   A cold spot in the room?  Must be a drafty window.  Hearing things go bump in the night?  Must be the furnace kicking on or the old pipes groaning.  But what about the things you couldn't explain?  Because ghosts aren't real, right?...more

Downeast Maine in the Summer

I realized Friday when I did my impromptu 5 on Friday post.  That, while I talk frequently of Maine and my childhood.  I haven't really done it justice.  I think a lot of that is because even when I go home nowadays, I don't think of it like an "out-of-towner" might....more

When a Vacation isn't a Vacation

Do you have a list of places that you would never want to visit?  My list is a lot more focused than the list of places I want to visit.  Plus, I live in Florida which is pretty much everyone's travel destination.  For instance, I want to visit Alaska, England, and Italy;  I don't want to visit Miami.  When I first saw this prompt for NaBloPoMo, it's what really got me encouraged to do this.  Ideally, I would have written the post last night to schedule today.  But the time change is seriously screwing with me. ...more

Weekend in Maine

Weekend In Maine...more

Write There.

"WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE?I've decided to be kinda specific about the answer.Where is "here?""Here" is in Maine.  And I'm not "there" enough for my liking. Because when you are THERE and you look to the right you see This....more

Twitter sent me to Eventide Oyster

Eventide Oyster Company86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101   (207) 774-8538 http://www.eventideoysterco.com/...more

No Olive Oil, No Pepper, No Sugar: Can a Restaurant Be TOO Local?

image via Square Deal ...more

The moon in Maine

Original post and full-size photos at Scarlet Words I was working on a different post to share with you tonight....more

My After Life Series - Cupcakes and Sunshine

By Susan Keats, Contributor &  Seize-the-Day PropagandistI want to share this story because it is true and I think it is a beautiful story on many levels. It also helps to explain another reason why your small gifts or moments of kindness can be so meaningful....more