Haikuage

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A ripple sounds

Ears alert, nose to the air

Stark stillness returns


College Dreams

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This is an older piece, written for The Star-Herald in May 2004 after my brother received his PhD.

On May 25, my younger brother walked across the stage at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., and officially became Dr. Jason Woodsome Harger, Ph.D. in molecular genetics.

Not bad for a kid whose first career goal was to be a mailbox. Read more

SAD 1 to offer free flu shots

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Another story I wrote this week for The Star-Herald. Not the most exciting of topics, but this is what you do when you’re the newspaper of record.


By Kristine A. Harger
Special to The Star-Herald

PRESQUE ISLE – Thanks to federal stimulus money, SAD 1 will be able to offer free flu shots to students this year. The program was announced at the July 8 SAD 1 board of directors meeting. Read more

Board adopts conservative spending plan

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I wrote this for my former employer while visiting northern Maine. I like to keep my finger in things. :)

By Kristine A. Harger
Special to The Star-Herald

PRESQUE ISLE – The Maine Potato Board approved a $1.4 million budget for 2009-2010 at its July 17 meeting. The spending plan represents a 5.4 percent drop from the 08-09 budget.

For the potato board, conservative budgeting isn’t anything new. Read more

Acrostic poems

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Just a few acrostics that I wrote for the Central Connecticut Student Writing Project, where I’m instructing this summer.

Bunches of water

Under the spout

Catching the rainfall

Kick it for fun

Empty it onto the flowers

Try to spit into it from a distance


Gorgeous

Egomaniac

Over the top

Relaxed

Greedy

Enormous


Window to my soul

Route to the unknown

Imagination at play

Trip

Into dreams

No limits

Go for it!