Revisiting “Lost on a Mountain in Maine”

Back in 2016, I wrote about the Maine woods, growing up learning and knowing how to stay safe inside them, and about Donn Fendler, who, at 12 years old, got lost on Mount Katahdin and survived walking about 35 miles over the course of nine days. This past weekend, on July 25th, I hiked the … Continue reading Revisiting “Lost on a Mountain in Maine”

The Ducks in the River | Sunday Morning Thoughts

Three ducks have made themselves quite comfortable in the small river behind my apartment. Every morning for the past few weeks I have seen them sitting on the rocks that are not totally submerged. Often I only see two staying dry above the surface of the water; the third is always floating nearby or is … Continue reading The Ducks in the River | Sunday Morning Thoughts

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On the Road: Maine State Library

There's Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and - surprise! - it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from … Continue reading On the Road: Maine State Library

On The Road: The Briar Patch

There's Something About The Briar Patch When it comes to cities in the Pine Tree State (granted, we don't have many), none other embodies the Maine experience like Bangor. It's a gateway to both the coast and the County, its suburbia sprawls historically around the smaller downtown, and it's a great place to keep busy and stay … Continue reading On The Road: The Briar Patch

From My Bookshelf: Firs, Serpents, Everything

Since it's summertime and I live in Vacationland, I thought it fitting to pull three books From My Bookshelf that were written by Maine authors. Let me know below if you've heard of any of the authors, or better yet, if you've read any of the books themselves. The Country of the Pointed Firs and … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Firs, Serpents, Everything

Barnes & Noble – Augusta, Maine

There's Something About Barnes & Noble When I started my On The Road series, I told myself to stick to writing about bookstores, cafes, and hangouts that are underrated, exceptionally special to me, and on my non-physical bookish bucket list. From the title of this blog post, you are probably thinking, "way to veer off … Continue reading Barnes & Noble – Augusta, Maine