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My Late Start: Going Back to College to Get an Art Degree

My Late Start: Going Back to College to Get an Art Degree

My moment of enlightenment came during a painting class I took several years ago through the Continuing Studies program at Maine College of Art (MECA). It was called Painting for the True Blue Beginner and was taught by artist Patsea Cobb.

Choosing Wisely in Maine: Be Prepared with the Right Health Care Information

Choosing Wisely in Maine: Be Prepared with the Right Health Care Information

Life happens. As it does, it’s inevitable that you’ll see the inside of a doctor’s office. Although most of these visits will be routine scheduled checkups, some might be more serious.

Whatever the reason, it’s important to be prepared with the right information before you talk with your health care provider.

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Christie Cantara: Free of Breast Cancer

Christie Cantara: Free of Breast Cancer

Christie Cantara posted her news on Facebook in big bold letters: CANCER FREE!!!!!!! 

Her update got more than 100 likes and dozens of comments. 

Blueberry Recipes: From Blueberry Muffins to Blueberry Bliss!

Blueberry Recipes: From Blueberry Muffins to Blueberry Bliss!

You've picked your own blueberries or bought several quarts at your local farmer's market. You've eaten lots and feel very healthy! You've also frozen some so you can enjoy them long after Maine's blueberry fields have also frozen over. You still have blueberries left and want to try a new recipe. You're in luck, because I found some to share — healthy and delcious!  Get the recipes ...

How to Get Into a Hammock

How to Get Into a Hammock

A few days ago, I received an email from Malcolm Henderson. He found my Catching Health blog on Google and thought I might be interested in a book he wrote called "Granddad in the Back: A Guide to Adventurous Senior Living." He told me that he was " ...  born in 1933 but feel as though I am coming up on sixty and not eighty."

Catching Health is a blog about general health and wellness, not aging, but I was curious so visited Malcolm's website. Among other things, I learned that he was originally from England and had been an art dealer in London. He emigrated to the United States in the late 70s and owned an art gallery in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. He now lives in Panama.