Tag Archives: Maine

Ireland – like Maine, a land of writers, artists and poets

Today was rainy, cold and often too windy for any outdoor activities, but as teachers and hardy travelers, we found some interesting and amazing sights only minutes from where we are staying in Adare. Best of all, in my mind, the place we planned to see was directly connected to writing and history.

Ireland – like Maine, a land of stoic, resilient, and hardworking people

GALWAY, Ireland – Maybe it’s knowing that I plan to write about our travels every day, but everywhere we go in this beautiful country, the people and places here remind me of home. The weather forecast for today called for a cloudy and drizzly morning, so we decided it might be a good day to take a […]

The most exciting time of the year!

SACO – Five days. It all starts again next week and I’m excited about the prospects for the new school year. Now, the hallways are quiet, the custodial staff is busy finishing last-minute projects and my colleagues are working to make sure their teaching spaces are ready for students. Yes, it happens every year, but […]

Short days, long nights and a last chance for the leaves

KENNEBUNK – The election’s over, Monday is Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and before you know it, the first significant snow of the year will stick around. So here’s a bit of advice from the king of the procrastinators. Pick up the last of the leaves. Rather than head out to the garage […]

Cue the duckboats … Portland’s connection to a boat ride on the Charles

For 86 years they always managed to find a way to lose and now for the third time in a decade, the Boston Red Sox are sitting on top of the baseball world. Who would have believed it? As a teacher who saw many of these players grow and develop at Hadlock Field, I knew […]