A Man Named Skip and a Woman Named Sue

I’ve been a model airplane builder for as long as I can remember

Winter Memories

"Every part of my body felt alive; from under my knit hat to the tip of my skates, I was wrapped in seasonal joy."


“Come as you are” (“You’re fine”… as locals say to me all the time.)

Because Students Have Asked

Over the years, many students and clients have asked me where to see my work and what books I like. Here's the full deal!

Captivated by Camden

It was a rainy fall day in Camden, but that did little to mar the allure of this charming Maine town. In fact, the weather added to the ambiance of the place, giving it a moody cast, which only served to enhance its beauty. Situated on Penobscot Bay, Camden offers scenic views, outdoor adventure, quaint shops and plenty of great places to eat and stay. It looks and feels like the quintessential coastal Maine village you imagine, with clapboard-and-brick homes, colorfully painted storefronts, white-steepled churches, a picturesque harbor full of schooners and gently rounded mountaintops.


It matters little how (well) you play the game

Pie in the Sky

"Knead[s] touches"

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The Shape of Fashion

"fashion isn’t always easy"

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Acadia National Park: the crown jewel of coastal Maine

The popovers at the Jordan Pond House in Maine’s Acadia National Park are famous. But until you try them, you might be skeptical of their reputation. After all, they’re popovers. How good could they be? It only took one bite of my Jordan Pond House popover to know that the glowing accolades were true. I was an instant convert. The muffin-like baked treat was light and fluffy with a delicious buttery flavor, and served piping hot. Of course, I slathered it in butter and strawberry jam. A glass of blueberry lemonade made the perfect accompaniment, as did the beautiful view of Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains.

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The Interrupter

"You’re still fresh on my mind."

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Celebration of the Bison

"beware the Trickster"

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Gardening — it’s not just for summer any more

Winter veggies can help prevent cancer and add lots of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K to a healthy diet.

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Quiet Adventure

"A strutting wild rooster...red crown comb."

Catching Up With Nancy Guppy

Most funny people perceive they’re funny at a young age.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Do you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the little grandma who embarrassed and thrilled us all by talking about sex?