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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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Sep 20, 2017

Episode 89—September 20, 2017

This week welcomes Autumn, but trees have been showing seasonal changes all month. Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains the science of colorful fall foliage—how it is always there waiting to reveal itself when things slow down. She also describes the forty minute visit with her grandparents that is supposed to teach a lifetime of experience, and reads a short story about a farmer's thirteen minute lunch break called "Noon."

"...Alden shut off the tractor ignition and reached for his lunch sack, bungeed behind the seat. Bologna and mustard. Plus what was left of a potato chip bag. He’d meant to grab a cucumber off the counter this morning, they were just about done, but he’d forgot...."

Moon Astrology: New Hunters' Moon in Virgo: The hidden side says take a break.

Photosynthesis, fresh salsa, and a half million pair of wings rub together. 

 

Jan 4, 2015

January 4, 2015- Episode 27

To make New Year's Resolutions or to not make New Year's Resolutions- that is the question.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth philosophizes about what the moon can teach us about self-improvement and reads a poem called Family Portrait.

"In the portrait before the portrait

we were a chorus of impatience..."

Moon Astrology: Full Moon in Cancer.  Tend to the homefront.  

New Year's superstitions, a fortune cookie message and lessons from celestial cycles.    

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.

Sep 21, 2014

September 21, 2014- Episode 12

In honor of the Autumnal Equinox- also known as Mabon- host Jennifer Ellsworth takes a look at ginger, a food that celebrates this time of balance.  She also reads a poem about frost.  

Astrological outlook:  the moon is in Virgo until Tuesday.  A good time to task-master.

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