Hope Found In A Messed Up Year

Hope Found In A Messed Up Year

I found this list I started back in April that made me think of the podcast I just started listening to, The Hilarious World of Depression.  It’s a great podcast for anyone living with depression, comedians discussing their experiences with this very real disorder. There are some episodes that are devoted to people calling in with their “go to” things that help them climb out of the darkness which has actually been really helpful.  It’s reminded me that, when in the trenches, it’s critical to have a go to list.  And I am surprised, it actually is helpful!
But this isn’t about that.

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Why Persist?

Why Persist?

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting with one hundred or more Maine residents in a Town Hall meeting organized by Indivisible MDI, a group with whom I’ve worked closely  these last 3 months.  

Despite multiple invitations and great effort from IMDI, in the final days leading up to the event, we were informed Senator Susan Collins, our guest of honor, would not be joining us.

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On The Push And Pull Of Parenting

On The Push And Pull Of Parenting

I got to watch my 8-year-old son grow up a little bit more last weekend through a big picture window in the middle of the Maine woods.  It was a rather luxurious camping trip with 6 other families including 8 children ages 5-11, a unique opportunity for our group in that we had the grounds to ourselves including use of the yurts and and the full kitchen in the community dining building. 

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