Essays

Cardinal

Kim Ridley reflects on life and death in this moving personal essay.

Powerless

Losing power suggests a more cosmic change in one’s relation to the natural world. There are so many ways we can find ourselves powerless.

Island Idyll

My grandparents’ cabin taught me to appreciate what is simple, sturdy, and beautiful. BY: ELIZABETH TIBBETTS When my grandmother was a young bride picnicking…

Complementary Love

A conversation about smelts brings a wife and husband closer together. BY: MARTHA WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JENNIFER BAUM My husband builds boats, while I…

Snow Day

Cozy. Cold. Frantic. Magical. six writers share their personal memories of a Maine winter’s day. Just Before Snow Susan Hand Shetterly This fall I…

Winter’s Symphony

In Maine, storms make a music that rivals the classical masters. BY: KEN TEXTOR Photograph ©IStockPhoto.com/888Photography For city dwellers, winter is the season of…