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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: October, 2015

Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Oct 27, 2015

Episode 49- October 27, 2015

Contentment may be among our unalienable rights, but that doesn't make it easy to obtain.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores this desirable headspace and how the Universe may conspire to provide it.  She also tells a true story about happy meatball making and reads a short story about a woman writer whose patience has expired.  It's called "Silence Lies in the Ocean:"

...“Tonight’s writing exercise is another first line prompt,” Steve said.   “I’ve selected a launch pad sentence from the Sufi writer Rumi: Silence lies in the ocean. Let’s take fifteen minutes and see where you go....”

Moon Astrology: Full Hunter's Moon in Taurus: Dig deep before the freeze.

Moonlit nights, perfect parsley, and hands, hands, hands.  

Oct 12, 2015

Episode 48- October 12, 2015

Do you have what it takes to shoot the moon?  The women in today's stories do.  From a Greek Goddess to a good daughter, host Jennifer Ellsworth examines how hunting showcases skill, luck and love.  She tells a true story of the shortest fishing trip ever, and reads a short story about a special daughter's first deer called "Big John's Joy".

"...The deer was dead, of course, when Big John and his best friend, Steve, hauled it to the knoll behind the house. It was understood that this was one of the stupidest things either of them had ever attempted to do, but that it would be done..."

Moon Astrology: New Hunter's Moon in Libra: Study the bullseye.

Artemis and Orion in love, Buzz Lightyear lends a hand, and a night beneath a tree stand.  

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