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Lunar Datebook

Maine Stories and Moon Musing. It's "All Things Considered" for the moon and short fiction about modern Maine life. Hosted by Jennifer Ellsworth. Episodes are produced on each New Moon and Full Moon.
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Now displaying: August, 2014

Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Aug 31, 2014

August 31, 2014- Episode 9

Astrologers combine the scientific and the subjective when they offer horoscopes.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth  explains this balance as it applies to the zodiac, and reads a character sketch about a woman whose wealth is secrets.  

Aug 24, 2014

August 24, 2014- Episode 8

Songs have been written about it!  Host Jennifer Ellsworth philosophizes about the 9th moon of the year, the Harvest Moon, and reads a poem for a lost friendship.  

Aug 17, 2014

August 17, 2014- Episode 7

The Man in the Moon is smiling... but why do we only ever see one face?  Jennifer Ellsworth explains and reads a poem about those precious first tomatoes from the garden.  

Aug 6, 2014

July 27, 2014- Episode 6

Sturgeon equals big ugly fish, right?  Actually this creature is much more than that.  Jennifer Ellsworth explains why on this first day of the Sturgeon Moon.  She also reads a piece about a lady who's distinction comes from not thinking she's so special.  

Aug 6, 2014

July 20, 2014- Episode 5

The difference is more than 2.2.  Jennifer Ellsworth explains sidereal and synodic months, lunations, and reads a poem about a photo taken at Molasses Pond.  

Aug 6, 2014

July 13, 2014- Episode 4  

Moon myths abound, and in this episode, Jennifer Ellsworth explores the Ancient Greek Goddess Selene- the Titans' daughter who escorts the moon across the sky.  She also reads a poem entitled Inheritance.

Aug 6, 2014

July 6, 2014- Episode 3 

"Hey Baby, what's your moon sign?"  Jennifer Ellsworth explains why this is a perfectly reasonable question and reads a piece about a friend that always leaves you wanting more.

Aug 6, 2014

June 29, 2014- Episode 2  

The 7th new moon of the year just passed, commonly known as the Herb Moon.  Jennifer Ellsworth discusses the reasons for this and reads a poem about summer's harbinger- the firefly.  

Aug 6, 2014

June 22, 2014, Episode 1   

Welcome to the maiden podcast!  In this first episode Jennifer Ellsworth compares the moon to a 24 hour diner- nothing's finer!- and recites a love poem in honor of an 11th anniversary.   

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