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Seasonal workers start showing exhaustion

A murder of crows are camping at the end of the driveway. I search the ditches for trash or a carcass, but I can’t find what they’re after. Falcons drift over the roadway, and the Island Explorer buses carry more bicycles than I thought. Couples nap under trees in Agamont Park, while toddlers shriek at […]

Freedom on Frenchman Bay

Happy Independence Day from Frenchman Bay. Moored boats bob near a four-masted schooner, while orange ferries transport passengers back and forth from a mega cruise ship that’s hanging out near the Porcupine Islands. Along the Shore Path, a father asks his teenage daughter to stop and smell the roses, and she puts her phone in […]

On Mount Desert Island, there’s a name for every place

  I hail from the Saint John Valley River region myself, but now I’m on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s biggest island. Prior to moving here, I’d visited a handful of times, and had somehow left with only the knowledge that Bar Harbor was a beautiful town, that Cadillac Mountain summit was the height of my […]