what we’re digging.

As we turn the page on January, the Maine winter has drawn us inside with a few good books, some inspiring talks, and a couple of lively tunes too.


Curious about what we’re digging into? Come along!


We’re watching…


Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Written for, and delivered at, President Biden’s inauguration. No introduction needed. Check it out for yourself here.


Steven Colbert’s interview of Ibram X. Kendi about how to be anti-racist. Click here to listen in. We feel inspired and enlightened to work toward a better tomorrow as we continue to listen and learn from Kendi.



We’re reading…


"Reflecting on Chaos, Poet Richard Blanco Sees Hope"

Blanco, the poet who delivered his poem “One Today“ at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration, lends his voice again to the country in sharing his thoughts about the future. Dive in here.


So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

We gifted this book to all teens, guides, and board members as a way to come together and continue our conversation and learning about race. We will be holding a book club in mid-February. All are welcome to join, stay tuned for more info! Grab a copy for yourself here.


Rest: Why you get more done when you work less by Alex Soojung Kim Pang

How intriguing to read about the value of rest as a way to live fuller, more productive lives. Curious? Start reading here.




We’re listening to…our teens (and a few podcasts too!)


We love that our teens and alumnae are broadcasting their beautiful voices to the world. Even if we’re a bit biased, we think you’ll agree that these young people are mighty talented...



Podcasts open our eyes to fresh perspectives and provocative ideas. Here are a couple of recent episodes that filled us up...



Is there something you've been tuning into lately? We'd love to hear!

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