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Book Review: "The Whole Town's Talking," by Fannie Flagg

About the Book: Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town's Talking, a novel in the traditio...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 17, 2016

Personal Heroes

I’m not inclined toward hero worship. Sometimes I think it must be a personality flaw on my part. The cult of celebrity is so pervasive that I feel desperately behind the times when I read what web-savvy authors write. Or … Continue reading &...

Small Maine Town Driving, Everyone Pays Attention On The Open Road.

Small Maine towns, where everyone is more connected, somehow related through DNA or work, social, church or volunteer endeavors. Driving in a small Maine town is more personal too. I have been looking up and down I-19 in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs Fl...
by MeInMaine Blog on Mar 18, 2016

Jumping Frogs and Canteloupes.

I grew up and still live in the suburbs. All the conveniences of city life are right down the road. Major sports teams, museums, and restaurants are all within minutes and there is never a lack of new places to … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Sep 4, 2015

Putting On The Small Maine Town Event.

In small Maine towns, there is always lots to do. If you are involved in the events that happen in the village. Fund raisers for someone burned out, burdened with sickness let the members of the community feel needed. And those on the receiving end o...
by MeInMaine Blog on Feb 26, 2015

Miloli'i: A Big Island fantasy for free

Honomalino Beach, a 20-minute walk from the Kona Coast village of Miloli'i, is the sort of place people dream about when thinking of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frolick offshore of a black-sand beach. Snorkeling is good and the currents are generally sa...
by Hawaii Photo Bank on Feb 25, 2015

5 Stunning UK small towns

I love UK. Probably learnt a lot of its people and culture during my graduate studies in London, I always wanted to visit UK again and again. Besides London, where I went back a couple of times a few years ago, there are apparently other brilliant de...
by Travel Feeder on Oct 14, 2014

Indiana – Santa Claus

Perhaps you remember our visit to the charming town of North Pole, Alaska. I am fascinated by towns that get to celebrate Christmas all year long. We recently had a chance to visit another: Santa Claus, Indiana. One summer during my college years, I...
by Travel 50 States with Kids on Sep 23, 2014

Room Around You, Maine Provides That Space For Healthier Living.

Space in Maine is measured in acreage not feet, inches. And unlike many crowded areas where it is zero property lot lines, and it’s why bother putting in side windows. Due to the up close and way way too personal house in your face in all direc...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 13, 2014

Yaquina River And More

There is a lot of talk about Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon but, not much conversation about the Yaquina River which flows westerly into the Bay.It is approximately fifty miles long and, starts just west of Corvallis in the Siuslaw National Forest. I...
by My Oregon Photography Blog on Jun 9, 2014

Toxins, Venom, Fresh Poisons …. The Kind Scared People Create.

Change can be a scary thing when someone clings, has a death grip on past habits. Because what is known is predictable, routine, safe and easy. Requires little thought to maintain. And to lose the norm feels out of control unstable. It shows what a p...
by MeInMaine Blog on May 28, 2014

If You Were A Town Manager In A Small Maine Town.

Not many of us are Maine town managers. Yet Maine is blessed with 108 small communities. That have such public servants at the helm. Leading the way. Tending the affairs of what happens out in the open, behind the scenes too day to day. Nightly meeti...
by MeInMaine Blog on Apr 17, 2014

Growing Up in the 1950's in Metropolis, Ill

Most people eventually die and go to Heaven if they're lucky.  But I know without a doubt in this old world that I grew up in Heaven on earth!  Geezer has said so many times through the years that we grew up in the absolute best of times. This i...
by A Simple Womans Journal on Mar 25, 2014

A Mecca for Adventure Seekers

It’s the home of the United States Ski Team and the Sundance Film Festival. It’s a mecca for skiers, cyclists, and adventure seekers. More importantly, it’s close to the home of one of my favorite humor bloggers, Heather Armstrong...
by American Small Towns on Feb 19, 2014

Buckling Down In Small Maine Towns.

Revenue sharing trickling back to small Maine towns, the faucet quickly turned off. Shut down. Funds to write grants, compete for becoming scarcer by the day. The incline racketed straight up. An extremely competitive, time consuming process. So what...
by MeInMaine Blog on Feb 10, 2014

Trees, Trees, and More Trees

Before I head on over to Park City, Utah and freeze my ass off, I figured I stop to take a look at some trees. Yes, trees. You know those tall things with leaves, and trunks with bark? Yeah, those thingamabobs. BUT … I’m not looking at ju...
by American Small Towns on Feb 3, 2014

I Didn’t Leave My Heart in San Francisco

I was born in a big town (Seattle), and have lived in them for most of my life (Dallas, Charleston, Boston, San Diego), but when I moved to Hillsborough, NH in 2000, I found an appreciation for small town life. No noisy neighbors. No bright lights to...
by American Small Towns on Jan 31, 2014

Champoeg: A History-making Town That is Lost to History

Driving into what, at one time, had been the most important city in the Oregon Territory, there is no way to tell it from the countryside around you.  Farms of hops, cattle, sheep, and food crops, small cozy houses sprinkled about in a rather haphaz...
by American Small Towns on Jan 29, 2014

Standing On A Corner in Winslow, Arizona

♫ Standing On A Corner in Winslow, Arizona ♫ Recognize those lyrics? It’s, Take It Easy, by The Eagles. Don’t worry, even though I’ve heard the song many times, it didn’t hit me until I saw this: (You can thank me later fo...
by American Small Towns on Jan 27, 2014

The Town Too Tough to Die

Before we get started, let’s tend to a little business, or as we like to say in the south, “bidness.” Facebook has decided to charge pages like American Small Towns a fee to share my articles, even with people who have Liked my page...
by American Small Towns on Jan 14, 2014


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