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The Ghost of Ski Areas Past

“It was a strange figure – like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to … Continue reading

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Then There was Color

My previous black and white post was from within the depths of a winter day earlier this year. Yesterday I went back to the scene of the crime (the Carrabassett Valley) for what will probably be my last extended snow … Continue reading

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It’s All There in Black and White

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence” – Ansel Adams I other words, I have nothing to say right now. But in the meantime enjoy some trailside beauty … Continue reading

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Dawn Patrol on the Lost Boot Trail

“Are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?” – The Outlaw Josie Wales I’ve recently turned old. I’m not sure when it started or how it happened, but everything hurts. Most of my joints, lungs, brain – the … Continue reading

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O Tannenbike, O Tannenbike

“I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery” – Clark W Griswold Ahhh the holiday season has arrived and everyone is running around like Rudolph with his nose cut off trying to get everything … Continue reading

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Darkness on the Edge of Town

November is the cruelest month. Darkness lingers long then settles in on the edges of day like tunnel-vision, grainy as sand. Gone is the retina piercing splendor of Autumn foliage. Images of November rarely find their way onto picture postcards … Continue reading

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Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ Bathed in Foliaglow

It’s easy to love summer with its long, carefree and sunlit days. Who doesn’t like lobster devoured on a wharf plein air all washed down with cold beer? And when conditions are right (not wet and warm blehhh) winter is … Continue reading

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A Descent into the Maelstrom

Just in time for Halloween, a massive storm arrived this morning and let us know who is really in charge around here (a hint: it is neither you nor I). After spending a little time walking around Portland Head Light … Continue reading

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Forgive Me, Great Bike Commuting Father, for I Have Sinned

The sun was a pale warm glow glinting off the emerging Spring leaves of the trees as I clicked into my pedals, shuffled into the confessional and made the sign of the chainring. “Forgive me Great Bike Commuting Father for I … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass

This morning I rose early and rode out into the darkness of the forest. It’s tough to get out of a warm bed this time of year but I felt like I needed to escape, if only for an hour … Continue reading

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