Category Archives: Germany

More Growing Up

I am spoiled. Or, I was spoiled. I knew it though. I haven’t worked a full time job in the summer… Ever. Until now. So many firsts for me this year… So many, “oh, this is how it feels” moments. My least favorite “oh” moments occurred every single day last week. “Oh, this is how […]

Youth Basketball and Repetition

So, remember last week when I was doting on refereeing the fifth and sixth graders?  Remember how I said it was something that was often the highlight of my week? Well.  This week was NOT one of those weeks. While last week the kids reminded me of my early days and I recollected them fondly […]

But Did You Have Fun?

For the past six weeks I have been refereeing for a boy’s 5th and 6th grade basketball league.  Something I decided to do at first for some extra cash and just “something to do” has really been the highlight of my week most weeks. Since day one I realized I was really going to like […]

Tears of Love

I’m happy.  I wouldn’t say my faith in the inherent goodness of people is restored but I’m happy.  I’m proud that my home state of Maine voted in favor of same-sex marriages. Maybe I was being overly optimistic but last night, as I was watching the voting numbers coming in, I couldn’t believe how high the […]

Growing Out

We grow out of things our whole life; the terrible twos, clothes, apartments, and (usually) our aversion to vegetables.  And for some reason, growing up, I believed I would grow out of my small town as well.  As I met new people and visited bigger places I thought that’s where I was headed, that’s where […]

Good Thing I Have No Life

The other day I was thinking it would be nice to have a puppy.  I live with a good friend of mine and we couldn’t have an animal where we live even if we wanted to (this is why) but I love dogs.  Then I realized: we don’t even have time to take care of […]

To the top: Mt. Katahdin!

The first time I hiked Katahdin I hated it.  I was in the sixth grade and I complained the whole way up.  I would imagine my father would tell you that I complained the whole way down as well but I can’t remember.  In fact, all I really remember from the climb was taking a […]