Essays

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Cardinal

Kim Ridley reflects on life and death in this moving personal essay.

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Powerless

Losing power suggests a more cosmic change in one’s relation to the natural world. There are so many ways we can find ourselves powerless.

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Island Idyll

My grandparents’ cabin taught me to appreciate what is simple, sturdy, and beautiful. BY: ELIZABETH TIBBETTS When my grandmother was a young bride picnicking…

Complementary Love

A conversation about smelts brings a wife and husband closer together. BY: MARTHA WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JENNIFER BAUM My husband builds boats, while I…

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Snow Day

Cozy. Cold. Frantic. Magical. six writers share their personal memories of a Maine winter’s day. Just Before Snow Susan Hand Shetterly This fall I…

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Winter’s Symphony

In Maine, storms make a music that rivals the classical masters. BY: KEN TEXTOR Photograph ©IStockPhoto.com/888Photography For city dwellers, winter is the season of…