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5th Grader Makes History

5th Grader Makes History

Musings on race and privilege in preparation for Waterville Rotary Club’s Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Something happened when I was nine years old that is still growing and bringing me to this place. I grew up far from here in the city of Springfield,...
Michael and Millinocket

Michael and Millinocket

When the mill shut down, I went back to work. We had moved our family from North Yarmouth to Millinocket to have a home-at-night life. My husband was on the road, and the kids and I needed the full family unit. I remember saying, “I don’t care if you’re pumping gas…”...
Fantine and Billie Jean

Fantine and Billie Jean

Maybe you remember the 80’s. Hair was bigger, spandex was on the rise, and musical theater saw an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s book, Les Miserables. Hoo-boy, did I see myself as the tragic heroine. I sang the songs over and over. I remember that feeling that the world...

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