Monthly Archives: March 2013

Parade Magazine 2013 Salary Survey

This is what they meant by “false consciousness,” in case you were wondering. I was moved to put this together this morning while reading the paper. It included Parade Magazine, a continual source of “huh, I guess THIS is where … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful…Part 2

It’s the end of an absolutely gorgeous early spring day in my medium-sized Central Maine municipality (pop. 6,183.) Warming mud, running water, lots of sun and, in my case, a freshly washed and clipped dog. We all took a walk … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful…Part 1

I have been spending entirely too much time today with the lovely dataset from the Maine Municipal Association’s most recent Fiscal Survey Report. This report provides the basic budget categories for the most common categories of expense across 218 Maine … Continue reading


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