Category Archives: Mindfulness, health and healing

Not saying the “C” words

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything!” my mother would repeat most days during breakfast. Never a morning person, I needed her constant reminders to stop belly aching and just eat so I wouldn’t miss the bus. Mean … Continue reading

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My college to COVID(eo) composite

“Don’t forget, be here this Thursday afternoon for composites!” one of my sorority sisters would announce over dinner each spring. First time I heard it, I had a Hill Street Blues moment, wondering why we needed an appointment with a … Continue reading

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Pandemic proclamations

“Today, I ate a sandwich.” Not exactly an earth-shattering proclamation. Or is it? Really depends on the context. My step-mom, Prudy, once had a friend say that exact sentence to her, and it was the biggest deal either of them … Continue reading

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First deer, lasting lessons

NOTE: The following was written by my daughter and first guest blogger, Becky Clough. In early November, while at home in Maine, I shot my first deer. It was a gorgeous, golden fall morning a mere three days into the … Continue reading

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Last sunset over Sur La Mer

Don’t revert back to island time until at least November. If ever there was a day to honor that golden rule of mine, it was the first of September. One of those bluebird Rangeley days, it was perfect for a … Continue reading

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Two flu inside the cuckoo’s nest

Most days, playing the “How far are you from…?” game is kinda fun. “How far are you guys from the doctor’s and the drug store?” people from away want to know. “About 35 minutes from the healthcare center. Another hour … Continue reading

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New math for a new year

“Some days you eat salads and work out. Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” Yep. I sure liked that quote back about a month ago. I stopped scrolling through my Facebook feed, … Continue reading

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Channeling my inner beagle

All I really need to know about retirement I’m learning from my beagle. It’s not that I lack two-legged role models. My husband Tom, who should be a poster boy for AARP, is a shining example, as are many friends … Continue reading

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Black gloves, silver lining

It’s August and I really wish I knew where the heck my gloves are. Yup, you read that right. I’m smack dab in the middle of real Rangeley summer, those few precious days when I can confidently expose both my … Continue reading

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Two un-a-peelin’

We don’t get many trick-or-treaters out here. But if we did, Tom and I weren’t worried about giving out much candy this year. Our zombie impressions would have scared the kids right off the porch. And we weren’t even wearing … Continue reading

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