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Saturday With My Boys

Our girls had a bridal shower to attend, so after watching Liv participate in her first Color Run, the boys and I packed a cooler, grabbed the dogs, and headed to the woods to find refuge from the blistering heat.   The dogs were practically bouncing in the back of the van, so we stopped …

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Applachian Trail: A Dream

As a native New Englander (I’d say Mainer, but I was born in New Hampster and didn’t move up here until I was a few months old), I have always had a special place in my heart for the Appalachian Trail.  I think that comes from being at the very end of the darn thing.  …

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It Took A Village For Me To Get Away

I’m often amazed at the sheer amount of planning and preparation that goes into doing anything around our house. The volume of items to be checked off various to-do lists, the angles that need covering, and the back-ups to the back-ups. Beth and I just got back from a mini-vacation; vacation for me, work conference/vacation …

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Went Fishing; Caught More Great Images Than Fish

Gabriel and I went fishing tonight.  We went way too early, in weather that had too recently been bright and sunshiny.  Not that fishing with your son has to have anything to do with fishing.  We bought some worms and a couple of sodas, and set out after dinner.  He had more luck than I …

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Making Our Way: Autism – 2 Year Anniversary

On November 6, 2011, Maine Public Broadcasting Network premiered an hour long documentary called Making Our Way: Autism.  It was directed by Dan Lambert, and starred Dr. Temple Grandin, along with our family.  It was produced in part by the Autism Society of Maine.  We consider ourselves very lucky and blessed to have been part …

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Have We All Gone Mad?

I’m still processing, so bear with me should my train of thought derail.  I wanted to write while things are still fresh in my head. I spent the day at the Maine School Management Association’s 40th Annual Fall Conference.  I’m a school board member in my hometown, so I got to go. The first “clinic” …

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Goliath: 1; David: 0

I get it.  Nobody has any money.  What money there is needs to be spent wisely.  I get it; I do. It just sucks to be on the small end of this balance.  Whenever cuts need to be made, its the elderly, the school children, special ed, retired and/or disabled veterans who take the brunt. …

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Gulf Hagas

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I had a rare half-day off today, and decided to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather we’ve been having.  Looks like fall, feels like late July.  We loaded up the van (an understatement), and headed over to the Katahdin Iron Works – specifically, Gulf Hagas. What an ordeal!  I don’t even remember what it …

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