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September 28, 2007 - In Northern New England There’s Law and Our Own Order

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Jud’s New England Journal For October 2007 Welcome to the October 2007 edition of Jud’s New England Journal,... Read More »

September 1, 2007 - The Happiest Time in the Life of a Community Church

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Welcome to the September 2007 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

August 1, 2007 - The Social Structure of a New England Town

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Welcome to the August 2007 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

July 1, 2007 - Sure, It’s Only 47 Miles Long, But…

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Welcome to the July 2007 Edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

June 1, 2007 - Behind the Scenes at the Community Church

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Welcome to the June 2007 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

May 1, 2007 - MORE Reasons Why New Englanders Are Annoyed with Longfellow

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Last month, we wondered why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow omitted the name of Paul Revere’s horse in his famous... Read More »

April 1, 2007 - Why New Englanders Are Annoyed With Longfellow

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Some history buffs in New Hampshire — myself included — have always believed that the colonists’ attack on... Read More »

March 1, 2007 - It’s Best Not To Call the Moderator at Town Meeting a Liar

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Good attributes for functioning effectively in a small town include common sense, humility, patience, compassion and, perhaps most... Read More »

February 1, 2007 - Thoughts on Turkeys and This Winter’s Weather

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There’s been a whole lot of talk about the weather lately. It’s been weird all across the country,... Read More »

January 1, 2007 - The Story That Never Dies

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It’s not possible to freeze old people in the beginning of winter, store them outside, almost naked, and... Read More »

December 1, 2006 - How I Learned Everything One Christmas Eve

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WHEN I WAS GROWING up on our farm in Vanceboro, Maine, during the 1930s and ’40s, my mother... Read More »

November 1, 2006 - How Best to Get Along in a Small New England Town

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MANY YEARS AGO, a member of the Grange in Brattleboro, Vermont, told me proudly that from the program... Read More »

October 1, 2006 - It’s Not Easy to Believe in Ghosts

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NOW WITH HALLOWEEN coming along at the end of this month, it’s time for ghost stories again. Over... Read More »

September 1, 2006 - Going “By the Signs”

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GOING “BY THE SIGNS” has always been a popular method of individual weather forecasting here in New England,... Read More »

August 1, 2006 - Have You Ever Cut the Devil’s Throat?

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In this column last February, I recalled my old friend and barber, Bill Austin, telling me a joke... Read More »

July 1, 2006 - The Birth of a Legend

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To those of us who were around during World War II, and even as late as the 1970s,... Read More »

June 1, 2006 - Which of Our Six New England States Is the Most “Yankee”?

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OF ALL THE theories as to the origin of the word Yankee, the one that makes the most... Read More »

May 1, 2006 - The Very Best Way to Cook a Lobster

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THE WEEKEND BEFORE Memorial Day is when a lot of wonderful commercial enterprises along the Maine coast open... Read More »

April 1, 2006 - Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

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NEW ENGLAND HAS often claimed the poems, songs, and ditties known as the Mother Goose nursery rhymes even... Read More »

March 1, 2006 - The Three Most-Often-Asked Questions

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1. Were “spring dance floors” built to spring? 2. Where, exactly, does “down east” begin? 3. Why were... Read More »

February 1, 2006 - Can You Imagine Anything Cleaner Than a Hound’s Tooth?

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EVERY REGION HAS certain words that reflect its history, its geography — and its personality. For instance, Southerners... Read More »

January 1, 2006 - So How Slow Is Molasses in January?

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IT WAS UNSEASONABLY warm in Boston on Wednesday, January 15, 1919. Forty-three degrees above zero, to be exact.... Read More »

December 1, 2005 - Maybe New Englanders Weren’t So Stuffy After All

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NEW ENGLANDERS WERE always so stuffy about love, sex, and romance, how come it was commonly approved practice... Read More »

November 1, 2005 - It’s Fun to Believe in Ghosts

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NEW ENGLANDERS WANT to believe in ghosts — and we have so many of them — but we’re... Read More »

October 1, 2005 - So Who Was this “Molly Stark” Woman?

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THERE SEEM TO be certain New England legends that evolve out of no logical sequence of events at... Read More »

September 1, 2005 - The Best of New England — Plus a “Worst”

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IF I WERE TO compile a list of what I consider to be New England’s “bests,” I wouldn’t... Read More »

August 1, 2005 - Yankee Sentimentality

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ASKED SOME YEARS AGO by a Boston Globe reporter for his description of the “ideal wife,” Captain Eliot... Read More »



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