Coddington Chronicles

Town Meeting


I sit in this predictably tedious, sometimes entertaining and occasionally moving civic gathering that we call town meeting and I marvel at Continue Reading →

Horsepower Farm: First Visit, Early December


  I’ll be spending time in the coming year with Andy Birdsall over at Horsepower Farm in Penobscot. I’ve been Continue Reading →

Reunion Mosaic


The shoes on the porch floor say it best: how the family reunion finally comes together, how the truly wondrous Continue Reading →

Emergency Call


The pager trembles and whines, then crackles with the wide-awake, insistent voice of the county dispatcher announcing that someone’s agony Continue Reading →


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The Coddington school principal stopped in at the Bagaduce market one day this summer and read some of my essays. Continue Reading →