To all fathers, everywhere, Happy Father’s Day! And to my own, thank you for teaching me the tough lessons, and the easy (read: fun) ones; thank you for showing me (with Mom’s help, of course) what family means and should be; and thank you for being someone to look up to and admire. I love you very much, and I wish I could be in Maine celebrating with you!
In lieu of a more formal post today, I thought I’d share a couple of articles that caught my eye in the Maine News updates that I receive via email:
First: On Bees and Big Business, this article grabbed my attention immediately because I tend to get pretty heated about the importance of (and threats to) the honey bee population. Nick and I have (casually) discussed trying to keep a colony of our own, particularly as we start our garden. For more information on bees, bee keeping, and honey in Maine, I highly recommend a visit to The Honey Exchange in Portland (I also wrote a post about the shop some time ago, which you can read here).
Second: On writing in Maine, which I found to be an amusing commentary on the author’s personal journey and writing experiences – as well as being founded on an inarguable truth: the state of Maine simply inspires the written word. How could you live there and not be compelled to write (or find some other creative outlet)?
By the way, readers, did you know that today is also National Lobster Day? If it were me, and I was in Maine, I’d be picking up some fresh lobster to share with Dad!
Check out this article from Fox for some unique lobster recipes ideas: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/13/dive-into-these-spectacular-recipes-for-national-lobster-day/