Spring Optimism

Spring Optimism

Spring has always been my favorite season, and even more so since moving to Maine years ago. I love the month of April especially for many reasons: more hours of daylight, melting snow, a warmer sun—all contribute to a surge of energy and renewed optimism. I found...
LOVE

LOVE

Despite the frigid temperature, my older daughter, my 8-month old granddaughter and I were at the Women’s March in Portland in January. The sight of so many was energizing—all ages, genders, races, gathering together to keep the momentum going to work for a just...
The verb “to give”

The verb “to give”

Dictionary.com offers the following definitions: “to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow; to hand to someone; to place in someone’s care.” So many of our local associations raise funds and contribute their time to give to charities, to...