Author Archives: missps

About missps

artist, designer, scholar

Looking for Life in a Cemetery

Now that signs of spring are starting to sprout up everywhere, my favorite thing to do is looking for life in the cemetery. Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, ME is a lovely place to walk and explore, and full of gorgeous … Continue reading

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A few signs of Spring

I feel like I’ve been gone from this space for so long, and so much has happened in that time. This winter has been really difficult. According to other Mainers, this winter has been harder than many recent winters. I … Continue reading

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December Snow

December first was cold and snowy. It feels validating in a strange way to have such pronounced weather and a distinct season to tie my current transition to. While I expect I will grow to miss the even and predictable … Continue reading

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A new kind of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is the first Thanksgiving in 6 years that Lindsay and I have spent with family. In our California life, traveling to the east coast was reserved for supremely important occasions. Being that Thanksgiving is so close to Christmas, … Continue reading

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Autumn in Evergreen

Over the weekend I roamed through tombs and headstones at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. I marveled at the marble monuments, the mementos left at graveside, and moss blankets sprawling over stone surfaces. The rain drizzled and my boots sunk softly … Continue reading

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From California to Maine

I have been living in Maine for two months now. The way I have been feeling seems so big I don’t know where it begins or ends or blends into something else. I have wanted to write about it, but … Continue reading

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State of Flux

I’ve been in a state of flux for what seems like many weeks, maybe even months. Moving across the country is a seriously taxing endeavor (and much harder than it was the first time). But we’ve made it back to … Continue reading

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