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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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Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Mar 8, 2016

Episode 58- March 8, 2016

Love ain't easy- not even for celestial bodies.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth shares myths of marital strife between the sun and the moon from around the world.  She also offers her grandparents' secrets to surviving sixty years of marriage, and reads a short story about a nursing home romance called, "Trim Day."

"...For their diamond anniversary, Roseanne and Junior had gone to McDonald’s. 'We like it there,' Roseanne told her daughter, Rachel. 'It’s tradition.' Darby’s was nicer- certainly more expensive- but McDonald’s was where Junior had taken Rose of Sharon for their first date..."

Moon Astrology- New Egg Moon in Pisces- Sometimes empathy is everything.

Children for breakfast, bookends of the day, and a sun drenched couch.

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.  

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.   

Oct 19, 2014

October 19, 2014- Episode 16

Every culture attempts to explain the moon's appearance.  Today host Jennifer Ellsworth shares First Nation tribe the Mi'kmaq's take on it.  She also reads a poem about a pair of theives.  

Moon Astrology: waning balsamic in Virgo.  Go with the flow.  

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.

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