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Help for the heart

The Beatles were right. In matters of the heart, sometimes we need a little help from our friends. I’ve gotten more direct in asking...

Relax. (And hurry up about it)

I remember those lazy days...sitting around a farmhouse table, playing board games with family, kids splashing in a kiddie pool, adults laughing, sipping cold...

Fiction illustrating art

Acclaimed Maine artist Linden Frederick’s oil paintings have been referred to as “stage sets” of small-town America, and as such, storytellers have always been...

Review: ‘The Girl of the Lake’

Metamorphic moments from master teller of short stories Each short story in award-winning Maine author Bill Roorbach’s (“Big Bend,” “Life Among Giants”) latest collection, “The...

Burdened: A dark tale of a driver and a bird

Disclaimer: Normally, I am a friend to all living things. I’m driving along the interstate, heading home for an online business meeting. The speed limit’s...

‘Walking Through Grief with a Child’

Mary E. Plouffe put her grief down on paper when her sister Martha died of cancer in 1998. “I wrote to survive, to soothe...

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