Water, water everywhere…my friends up and down the East Coast are coping with massive quantities of rain, causing immeasurable damage. We are lucky here, in that while we have had windy weather and an occasional rainstorm, we’re experiencing no flooding…just wet, dirty puppy paws and belly! My friends in the Southwest are wishing that some […]
When I close my eyes these days, I often hear: The drone of a fishing boat motor… The cricket that has recently parked itself somewhere close to my bedroom door… The shhhhhh and crash of waves on rocks… The cry of gulls that follow fishing boats, hoping for cast-off bait… The chatter of small birds in […]
The ocean waves have settled down, the flotillas of churned up seaweed have blanketed the shores and moved on and life here has returned to normal. Today was my day to take care of the little things that Irene left behind. I started off by rinsing the encrusted salt from all the ocean-facing windows…then I […]
I had an overwhelming nightmare last night…I would call it recurring except that this was head and shoulders above its recent predecessors. I dreamt that I was moving…it started out that I was moving out of one specific house, but over the course of the night, I had moved out of every house I had […]
These last few weeks have been uncharacteristically hectic, starting with a long weekend in NYC which necessitated boarding our precious Boo. While it is hard leaving him, it cheers me up to see people’s faces as they see him…everyone at the vet’s office loves him and folks in the waiting room have fun guessing his breed. I […]
I left you with the ragged “eye” of tropical storm Irene passing over us. After the wind picked up again, so did the waves… That was while it was light…it started to get dark and then, suddenly, it really was dark! The power started flickering, then we lost power completely at around 7pm. When we […]
We were so lucky here in midcoast Maine. We prepared for the worst, taking down our hanging plants and bird feeders. The ocean started off in its normal state… Then came the wind and the seas came alive… And then… Then the fun really began!
And so it begins…the weather folks are predicting that Hurricane Irene may impact New England, including our little pocket of midcoast Maine, near the end of her run. Even though she will probably be Category 1 at worst when she arrives, that still means high winds and heavy rain…it means that old trees hanging on by […]
34 years ago yesterday, I was doing news on top 40 radio station WGUY-AM, Bangor, ME…I worked the 4am to 1pm shift, rewriting copy, voicing stories for later broadcast and doing an occasional live newscast. 34 years ago yesterday, a day before he was due in Portland, Maine for two concerts, Elvis Presley died unexpectedly. One year […]
We have had two days of overcast, rain and wind…I definitely won’t complain, as it means that I don’t have to water my gardens. Then there are those that play amongst the raindrops!