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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...

Jan 18, 2015

January 18, 2015- Episode 29

Tuesday brings the first new moon of 2015- the Hunger Moon.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains how surviving this moon helped shape generations of Mainers.  She also reads a short story about a man in the doghouse called A Dream of Jeanie. 

"I'm not the quickest carpenter, especially when it comes to our own place.  There's no shame in this.  Every tradesman knows his place comes last..."

Moon Astrology: Nearly New in Capricorn.  Put in a hard day's work.  

Mixed Husbandry, cooperating farm neighborhoods and Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death.

Nov 23, 2014

November 23, 2014- Episode 21

It's 4 p.m.  It's dark.  Should you be sleeping?  The 12th new moon of the year is the Moon of Long Nights.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains how our 17th century ancestors slept through these dark days.  She also reads a poem about her grandfather receiving hospice.  

"The home health nurse had come

to wash Grandpa...."

Moon Astrology: New moon in Sagittarius.  Step out and speak up.  

Bi-modal sleep patterns, night nookie, and how street lights changed sleep.

Nov 2, 2014

November 2, 2014- Episode 18

In honor of the Full Beaver Moon Thursday night, host Jennifer Ellsworth gives an historical view of how beaver pelts literally made America.  She also reads a poem about a transforming Halloween costume. 

Moon Astrology:  waxing gibbous in Pisces.  Full Moon Thusday in Taurus.  Get grounded.  

Oct 26, 2014

October 26, 2014- Episode 17

The 11th moon of the year is dubbed the Beaver Moon.  In part one of two, host Jennifer Ellsworth gives the vital statistics of this underappreciated rodent.  

Moon Astrology: waxing crescent in Saggitarius.  Go forth!

Sep 28, 2014

September 28, 2014- Episode 13

The 10th new moon of the year is the Hunter's Moon.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth discusses the history of hunting privleges and reads a little diddy about a cricket.  

Moon Astrological Outlook:  waxing crescent in Sagittarius.  Get ready to roam.

Aug 24, 2014

August 24, 2014- Episode 8

Songs have been written about it!  Host Jennifer Ellsworth philosophizes about the 9th moon of the year, the Harvest Moon, and reads a poem for a lost friendship.  

Aug 6, 2014

July 27, 2014- Episode 6

Sturgeon equals big ugly fish, right?  Actually this creature is much more than that.  Jennifer Ellsworth explains why on this first day of the Sturgeon Moon.  She also reads a piece about a lady who's distinction comes from not thinking she's so special.  

Aug 6, 2014

June 29, 2014- Episode 2  

The 7th new moon of the year just passed, commonly known as the Herb Moon.  Jennifer Ellsworth discusses the reasons for this and reads a poem about summer's harbinger- the firefly.  

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