Posts tagged Maine

Lobster Anxiety, Part Two

As soon as we got to Maine, we began planning one-percent-style outings. My mom had booked tickets to the rare public opening of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s private garden, which is open only on eight days a year, a magnificent manicured sanctuary in the middle of the Maine woods. We drank gin at The Claremont, a… More →

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Lobsters and the One Percent

I heard about the lobster glut just weeks before my fiance and I had planned our annual summer trek from our home in New Jersey to Maine, where I grew up and where my parents still live. The burgeoning urban foodie in me thought: score! More delicate soft-shelled deliciousness for less money. But I should… More →

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Eden, Discovered! Finally.

Richard Sassaman, Paradise Lust fan, Maine historian, and tour guide extraordinaire, wrote me the other day with some soothing words: “Just for the record, I went over to Eden the other day — the center of town (which, by the way, isn’t there any more) — and took a few shots for you. So you’ll… More →

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Part 2, Brook takes questions!

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Video of Southwest Harbor reading now up!

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Crime and Punishment

As a brief coda to what seemed to be Fright Week last week here at MM (radiation! brutal murder! screaming trees!) I want to clarify my position: I don’t believe cities are inherently scary places, nor do I believe that rural Maine areas are completely saccharine and harm-free.  Which brings me to today’s myth: putting… More →

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No One Can Hear You Scream!

I know it’s not Halloween or anything, but I’m still thinking about city-vs.-country scariness, and this idea (thanks Jen) that in the country, no one can hear you scream.  Another myth on the On The Media myth-busting episode (which I recommend) is an investigation of the famous murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 Queens, which,… More →

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City Myth, Country Myth

As the Mythographer prepares to visit her hometown in Maine this summer, she’s reminded of a conversation she had maybe 12 years ago with her college roommate, a native New Yorker.  At this point, I was a Mainer planning to visit New York for the summer.  And the two of us were talking about which… More →

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