Mainiacs is a revered term, only given to those who are 5th generation (or more) born in Maine. If you were born in Maine but you are 1st - 4th generation, you're a Mainer. Everyone else is just "a person from away". I came to Maine for "just one semester," but now I'm "tenure track" which means I'm here to stay for a while. As I was in those first few months, I am very excited about this adventure and the chance to meet the great people of Maine.
The Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC) at UMF offered a free opportunity to community members: Moonlight Snowshoeing. I signed up!
Now you can't get much better than this for a student event on campus.
There's no surprises in this newspaper article. These things were true about Maine long before the drop in the economy.
I'm outta here again!
Can you see it? It's in front of the pine tree that pokes out from behind the garage.
This picture doesn't do it justice but today there was an incredible moon, as big as a harvest moon, ascending from the horizon about the time of sunset.
Alan and Betty graciously invited me to their home for the big fish fry. Alan cleaned the first fish and I got to clean the remaining 6.
We paid $15 a piece for the privilege of smelting in these shacks. Inside was a wood stove and a big stack of wood.