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I am killing a little time this morning before leaving to drop the dog off at doggie-day-care and then to head out for a day's research on a new book which will be set in Maine.

I don't know if other people enjoy, as I do, peeking into the lives of others (now THERE'S a movie title!*) but I recently was taking photos for insurance purposes so I'll just plop some down here.  If you came to visit me in Maine, this is where we would sit to have a cup of tea or glass of wine (unless we were on the porch, which is where we mostly are, in summer):

Living room

and across the room you would see these two paintings, the first by my friend Andy Newman:

Andy newman

and the next by Maine artist Connie Hayes, whom I don't know personally (but wish I did):

Connie hayes

You would have a choice of guest rooms, and this is one of my favorites, mostly because of the antique bed, which I found years ago lying (in pieces) on the ground in the yard outside a junk store:

Guest room

But if you chose THIS room you would get a window air conditioner not very attractive, but sometimes nice on a hot night):

Vivian Berman

and you would have, on the wall, a wonderful color etching by my very dear friend Vivian Berman and also (folded over in the corner in this photo) a hand-woven blanket made by my daughter.

Okay, one more.  If you sat in the back half of the living room to sip your tea---or wine--you would be looking at this quite large painting of Monhegan Island by my friend William Manning:


Bill Manning had absolutely nothing to do with the goofy chicken sitting in front of his painting.  But he DID do the small sculpture you can see sitting on a coffee table here:

Manning #2
and you can also see, in that photo, the old red sled that I found at an antique store and bought because it made me think of the sled in THE GIVER.

Finally, if you look through the door in that photo, you will see these sheep made from found objects:


And that is that.  It's time to go. Thanks for visiting. 

And PS   * "The Lives of Others," a German film, is one of my all-time favorites

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Carol Coven Grannick Monday, 29 November 1999

I love the comments about Alfie. How true for all of us, isn't it? Whether bad hair day or bad mood day, it's the responder who becomes so important.

Greg Monday, 29 November 1999

Just wondering... Will that "aborted effort" ever be restarted or explored again?

Lois Lowry Monday, 29 November 1999

It's in the (slow-going) works but not, unfprtunately, with Bridges

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