Andrea Rouda

Keeping the World Safe from Fruit Spreads

Enduring the sometimes-senseless rules of airport security.

August 18, 2019

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Medical Marvels

Jeans too tight? There’s no shortage of medical miracles to help you.

August 11, 2019

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Fledgling Buddhist Seeks Downward-Facing Dog

Achieving oneness with the universe could be more expensive than you think.

August 4, 2019

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Summer Thunder

When lightning strikes, a scary incident comes back to haunt.

July 28, 2019

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

God just might have a summer place in Vinalhaven, Maine.

July 21, 2019

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Fed Up With FedEx

When getting a package is more trouble than it’s worth.

July 14, 2019

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Too Much Stuff

It’s hard to get rid of clutter, but doing so might “spark joy.”

July 7, 2019

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The Value of Complaining

Where would late-night TV be without the ability of comedians to find fault?

June 30, 2019

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Timber!

Mourning the murder of a proud pine tree whose owners decided it had to go.

June 23, 2019

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Encounters of the Delicatessen Kind

The deli lady thinks she knows best.

June 16, 2019

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Maine Musings

What’s in a name? And birthday thoughts.

June 9, 2019

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Why Wait?

Life is short. Don’t put off wearing that new pair of slippers.

June 2, 2019

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Call Me Kitty

Andrea ponders the question of identity and comes up with an unusual answer.

May 19, 2019

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Facebook Flaws

There are people who have never used Facebook. Andrea isn’t one of them.

April 28, 2019

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Calling Your Inner Mom

With no mother around to catch you when you fall, you’re all you’ve got.

April 14, 2019

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The Unfriendly Skies

Getting there–by airplane–is not half the fun.

March 24, 2019

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What Ads Don’t Say About Invisalign

Eating is no picnic with these braces.

March 17, 2019

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An Argument for Living

A magazine article proposes giving up the ghost at 75. We counter.

March 10, 2019

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