I was born in Lincoln, Maine — well, a while back — and spent most of the first ten years of my life living in Aroostook County, in or near Presque Isle — so far north in the “cap” of Maine that sticks way up into Canada that we drove pretty much due West to Quebec. Dad worked for the YMCA, so our summers were spent “down south” near Augusta, Maine at the beautiful Maine State YMCA camp.
I will never forgot the beauty of the north woods and lakes, Maine’s breathtaking pines, the rocky Maine coast, and, most of all, Mainers. I’ve traveled and lived all around the world, but I’m living proof — you can take the girl out of Maine, but you can’t take Maine out of the girl.
I now live with my husband and our collie in Maryland on the shore of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. I work for 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha (http://84000.co). I practice Tibetan Buddhism as a student of Sogyal Rinpoche and am a member of Rigpa.
So, there you have it — the connections that lead me to write poems about places I love and about walking a spiritual path.
Deborah (Debbi) McGlauflin