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On a Mountaintop, Dreaming of the Next Step: The author ponders life choices -- a way to contribute, mainly -- a...

On a Mountaintop, Dreaming of the Next Step By SUSANNAH HOPKINS LEISHER Craig Leisher The moonrise, as viewed from the Maine cabin rented by the author and her family. I’m a bit of a contrarian. Gray skies, bare trees and a brisk wind make me feel alive in a way that warm sun and blue sky do not. And that’s what we have today on our bit of Maine mountaintop. We’ve been in the “winter house” for about five weeks now. (We are renters, not owners, by the way.) Although we miss the lake, with its ever-changing vista of wind and light on water, we’re very happy to be where we are right now at this stage of our year in rural Maine: in the middle of 300 acres of woods, meadows and the odd stream gurgling cold down a gully. Although we’re closer to town, we’re actually a bit farther from neighbors than we were at the lake. Down the mountain are a couple more homes, but only one is...

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