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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: January, 2017

Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Jan 27, 2017

Episode 80—January 27, 2017

Can dreams tell the future? What happens when we die? Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores some of Life's mysteries with Joe Asciello as he recounts a boating accident he saw coming. She'll also share the outline for a tough talk with her children and a poem about a sweet farewell with her grandmother. It's called "The View of Planet Earth From Room 216."

"...In her delirium Grandma shops at the open market.

'They’ve got sausages drying,' she gestures

to the fluids dripping into her IV..."

Moon Astrology: New Sap Moon in Aquarius: All together now.

Righting itself in the water, a not-fancy fish, and marveling at them all. 

Jan 12, 2017

Episode 79—January 12, 2017

Love abounds as Venus occupies its point of greatest eastern elongation. Host Jennifer Ellsworth offers a planet primer for our solar system sister. She also marries love and food in an essay about what makes a good cook, and a short story about waiting for a table at Neighborhood, Belfast's next best thing. It's called "The Waiting Game."

           “'Twenty minutes?'

            The return pitch of those two words, twenty minutes—the estimated wait for a table at Neighborhood, the new restaurant in town—was designed to equate that time frame with swimming naked in pig swill...."

Moon Astrology: Full Wolf Moon in Cancer: We are family.

Sex, love, beauty, and military victories; beans and rice; and She Talks to Angels.

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