Tag Archives: Grand Manan

High Road/Low Road

I’m on Grand Manan this week, isolating myself from the chaos of house construction at home and holding off the distractions of daily tasks so that I can finish reading thesis papers and work on a large-scale drawing that’s been … Continue reading

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In Memory

After the Cabot Trail Relay in May, I’ll start planning for the Grand Manan Half  in July. I’ve been wanting to write about the 2014 race–my second half marathon–but a shadow was cast over the entire island last summer due to a series of tragic … Continue reading

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Jessie James’ Magic Garden

There are many tales to tell about my experience of Grand Manan this summer.  The island has weathered some tough losses, which I’ll share about in future posts. Today I want to tell you about the garden of Jessie James and Anne Mitchell. I’m … Continue reading

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The Whistle

Though I’ve been visiting the island since I was a little girl, Grand Manan has opened up to me in new ways since I started running. At 21 x 9 miles, it’s just the right scale, and there are abundant … Continue reading

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    I’m writing from Grand Manan Island, where I’ve been coming since I was a little girl. The journey here has grounded me, as it always does. This morning I sit in the family cottage, looking out at a … Continue reading

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Keeping the Sun on My Right

I left the Maine International Conference on the Arts inspired and ready for the next stop on my road trip: Grand Manan Island, where I had promised to close up the family cottage for the winter. I took the airline … Continue reading

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Salt in My Eyes

Two weeks ago I completed my first 13.1—the Grand Manan Boys and Girls Club 10K and Half Marathon. I traveled to the island with Shoshannah White and Tonee Harbert—fabulous photographer/artist friends from Portland. Shoshannah was on the island for a post-residency … Continue reading

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