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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 27, 2017

Episode 83—March 27, 2017

The North Star, Polaris, has been guiding star for travelers for centuries. Host Jennifer Ellsworth offers an overview of this celestial compass point and explains how it won't be there forever. She also shares a poem about Sungold tomatoes from a man who doesn't write poetry anymore; and reads a story about Bets, our favorite waitress, and how she tries to locate a little magic in life. It's called "Playing At Witches."

            '...“Are you really going?”

            I nod. I had emailed a way out this morning: Hello, ladies. Looks like rain. Next weekend?

            The responses came quick with no bites.

            I don’t melt! See you at 6!

            I love rain. Might be ten minutes late.

            Rented movies for the girls already. 6:10 it is.

            “Rugged women,” Steve says.

            I nod again. “How do I look?”...'

 

Moon Astrology: New Milk Moon in Aries: Spring means begin.

Sky clock, a sneaky trap, and a spring blizzard.

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. 

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