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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: December, 2014

Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Dec 28, 2014

December 28, 2014- Episode 26

This week host Jennifer Ellsworth reads a short story about a recent widower who rediscovers his faith at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, Maine.  

"Cancer sucks.  That was Betty's lesson for us this past year.  In February we'd gone ice fishing just as always.  Despite good sun, she caught a chill and before we'd had even one flag..."

Moon Astrology:  Waxing Half Moon in Aries.  Wrap things up for New Year.  

A seasonal love story.  Crab rangoons.  Peace be with you.  

Dec 21, 2014

December 21, 2014- Episode 25

This year the Winter Solstice welcomes the 13th new moon of the year- the Wolf Moon.  Historically wolves have been loathed by humans, but host Jennifer Ellsworth explores ancient connections between humans and these canines that are worth celebrating.  She also reads a poem about believing in Santa.  

"This is what I heard:

bells across the rooftop..."

Moon Astrology: new moon in Capricorn.  Tackle the to-do list.  

Wolf eradication, evolution and our canine education.

Dec 14, 2014

December 14, 2014- Episode 24

Some nights you see the moon and some nights you don't.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains the moon's appearance pattern so you'll never be left wondering where she is.  She also reads a poem about a stretching routine that is anything but Yoga. 

"Why not play guitar with a screwdriver?

Hank's rhythm stampedes..."

Moon Astrology: Last Quarter in Libra.  Balance play and work.  

Moon locator lesson and a party trick to track her rhythm.   

Dec 7, 2014

December 7, 2014- Episode 23

Cops and emergency room workers swear it's true- the full moon makes us crazy.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores this claim and reads a poem about sharing bed with babies. 

"At a not-yet reasonable hour

a head bobs up from slumber..."

Moon Astrology: Just past full in Cancer.  Nurture yourself and others.  

Confirmation bias, communal reinforcement and Aristotle's sleep deprivation theory.   

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