Today’s post is for you who follow this blog and tell me how much you’d love to see Maine yourself. In Blue Hill this year, I visited friends, made little discoveries, and snapped photos that speak of the place, of Emilie’s times and ours. If you’ve read Emilie Loring’s descriptions of Maine for years, you … More Welcome to Maine. You’re Already Here in Your Mind
Yes, I know. The ink is not yet wet on copies of Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom, and I’m thinking about what comes next. Emilie did that, too: The morning after I turn in a manuscript to my publisher I start another novel just so I won’t forget how it is done.” … More After Happy Landings, “Emilie Loring’s New England”
The steamer left Foster’s Wharf at five o’clock in the evening. The year was 1910, and they were in for a splendid ride. … More By Steamship to a Coastline “So Rugged and So Beautiful”
Every year, near the Fourth of July, Emilie Loring left steamy Boston for the cool coastline of Maine. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I go there each year, too. But the pandemic has changed things, and rather than get too sad about cancelling my cottage this year, I … More Yes, We Can Go to Maine!
The broad deck was deserted. Passengers were settling their belongings in their cabins for the long voyage… A uniformed boy touched his shoulder. “Mr. Kilburn? Radio for you, sir.” His throat tightened. Was it a message from Eve? He waited until the boy had vanished into a companionway before he opened it. There’s an air … More Thanksgiving Fun: Coded Cables
The lure of summer is timeless; the desire is universal. … More Summer Reading, Summer Possibilities
Since last I wrote, I traveled across the frigid midwest to Wisconsin to bring my mom down to the wintry sunshine of Kansas. At the same time, Emilie Loring book deliveries went out to five blog readers. One by one, well-traveled books cozied in at their new homes with new owners. Gosh, it’s been a cold … More She Stayed at the Cotocheset