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My Adventure Begins – My Loon Watch

My story begins back in May. School was in session, the campground had opened and I was struggling to find time to write. But still, I managed to sneak out in the kayak a couple times to check on our … Continue reading

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Whittier’s Book Launch for Cooper

  On Tuesday the 28th, I had a second book launch for Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest.  This time, it was hosted by my colleagues at Whittier Middle School.  I’m so fortunate to work with people who support what I’m … Continue reading

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Eagle Mania

Our eaglets are getting quite big!  They’re spreading and flapping their wings.  Before you know it, they’ll be catching the wind with them too. The adults still bring food, but they’re ripping and tearing dinner apart on their own.  One … Continue reading

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‘Lost Trail’ and the Survival Unit

  Shannon and I have begun the Survival Unit with this year’s students. She always starts with a few articles, such as Aron Ralston’s incredible story of perseverance as he faced certain death, or a story about a real life … Continue reading

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Cooper and Packrat’s Poland, Maine Celebration

  I’m such a lucky author.  Not only can I boast of having fabulous camping friends and customers.   But I live and work in the most amazing community ever!  For weeks now, students, community members and colleagues from RSU 16 … Continue reading

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On the Lake, Late One Afternoon

It’s been a couple weeks since I made the time, but I finally got out on the lake again. I didn’t go far, as there was the threat of a thundershower.  But as it turns out, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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No Loon Chicks This Year

I’m very late in posting this loon report on the blog, but there will be no loon chicks this year. Sigh. Just before the 4th of July, while I was on the lake, I watched both loons swimming and diving … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

  Today, I hung up my teaching hat for the summer.  The campground hat sits facing forward, with my writing hat tucked underneath, waiting for it’s chance to be worn on top. Before I pulled down on the brim of … Continue reading

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The Loons Arrive!

I was working on another Cooper and Packrat story when I came to a stand still . . . stuck . . . wordless . . . so I set out for the hiking trail and the lake to find … Continue reading

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The Reason I Keep Renting These Lenses

So the ginormous rental lens I mentioned a couple weeks back?  Well, it came in.  But it was for a Nikon. I have a Canon. Someone goofed.  It wasn’t me.  It wasn’t the lens rental place.  It was HE-who-shall-remain-nameless-because-I-think-he-works-sooooo-hard-and-I-appreciate-HIM. HE … Continue reading

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