Category Archives: maine

Still Winter In March

Last week I braved a Nor-easter snowstorm and crossed Brooklyn to lunch with Dave Henderson in Williamsburg. I had thought winter was over. I was wrong. My clothes were soaked by the slushy rain and the vortex sculptor asked opening his studio door. “How is it out there?” “Wet, heavy, and white like a check-out […]

THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN NORTHERN MAINE by Peter Nolan Smith

Scientists first warned the world about global warming with an 1975 article published in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. ‘Inadvertent climate modification’ sounded like gobbledygook to the common man, who was more terrified by the possibility of a ‘nuclear winter’ produced by an atomic bomb exchange between the USA and USSR and American oil producers pooh-bayed the National […]

The Warmth Of Winter

Last Wednesday the weather in New York was a record sunny 76F. Today is a rainy 40 degrees. Comm Ave in Boston isn’t much better. It’s even colder. 36F. Portland Maine is offering a classic slushy snow freezing temperatures. Of course winter really winter until you reach the end of Route 1 in Fort Kent, […]

Cumberland County Kingdom

From the Kezar Pond to Saco Bay. Old Orchard Beach to Bailey’s Island. The land of my youth The summer camp on Watchic Pond Built by my grandfather. An orphan became a frontline surgeon in WWI France. A retreat from the horrors to Maine With a nurse, my grandmother. A noble woman from a 9th […]

Thunder And Rain Over Maine

Maine was my home state from 1953 to 1960. My family’s house was in Falmouth Foresides. Portland was across the harbor. The coast had been civilized for centuries. First by the Indians and then the French and English. Rivers ran inland to the mountains. A savage wilderness. Few roads. Only weather grew in that land. […]