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Sean Tabb is a writer from Portland, Maine. His work has appeared on The Morning News and Writing, Writer, Writest, the email in-boxes of various friends and relatives, and in black Sharpie pen on the walls of bathroom stalls across New England. When not writing or speaking of himself in the third person he might be found on Twitter (, where he posts 140 characters of new drivel at least three times a year.


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  1. kathleen whitney permalink
    June 30, 2009 9:39 pm

    What a perfect name for the blog! Thanks for following it up with an explanation for the slower folks. Loved the “God” comment.

  2. September 10, 2009 8:44 pm

    Hi Sean

    Your wife went to high school with a dear friend of mine down here in South Carolina, Bill Humphrey. Bill and Maria just directed me to your blog. What a treat! This is a very cool thing you’re doing. I look forward to coming back for more!

    I just started a blog a couple of months ago as well…and actually a few posts back was on the topic of folks experimenting with publishing original content online.

    The other thing is that my husband and I have been recently bit by the idea of moving Maine in a few years. I have been polling friends to find all the second-hand connections I can to people who live there. Ordering books on Maine and spending way too much time looking at real estate online. We plan on making some trips up there in the next year to see if we’re nuts (okay, well we are a bit) or what.

    I wish you all the best with your blog adventure and look forward to following along!


    Florence (Catherine, as in Cate, which is the middle name I am hiding behind on my blog, but I am Florence)

    P.S. Stephen Jay Gould, yes?

    • seantabb permalink*
      September 10, 2009 9:20 pm


      Nice to make your acquaintance! Yes, Stephen Jay Gould. My equilibrium is punctuated with exclamation points and commas, semi-colons, dashes and ellipses. And question marks. Mostly question marks.

      We love Maine. Unconditionally. We even love the winters, which are arduously long and dim and cause the more unstable among us to wander around with hatchets muttering “red rum, red rum.” You should definitely move here. In the interest of full disclosure, Maine did not pay me to say that.

      Wicked unlikely coincidence – I was reading your blog, which I immediately love and plan to link to, and back on 6/21 you wrote a post about one Jim Hill, who actually happens to be a friend of mine, and not just in the Facebook sense, but I guy I went to high school with! How small is this world? Way, way smaller than you think.


      • September 11, 2009 4:18 pm


        Thanks for the reply. Do you mind replying by email so I can annoy you by email with a barrage of Maine-winter-related questions without boring your readership?

        Jim Hill, no kidding! That is strange. I don’t know Jim other than that he kindly stuck his rump out there in submitting something lovely to my request for short writings inspired by fear (so for that alone I adore him). We had a little email back and forth and he seems like a nice fellow. Great coincidence!

        I saw Steven Jay Gould speak years ago and read much of what he wrote. Am a mini-science nerd in other areas of my life.

        I’d love an excuse to post your writing on my blog so I can spread your joy around in my tiny little corner too. Thoughts about that? Something straight from here I could post over there? An interview with you about anything and some of your writing? A conversation about Maine in winter (my personal obsession of the moment). Anyway, let’s ponder.

        Are you up on twitter? If not, I’m going to send your blog link out there if that’s okay with you? I’m @catesfolly on there (a conversation for another time about twitter as heroin or alternately, a complete waste of time).

        Back atcha,


  3. September 10, 2009 8:46 pm

    Hah, okay, well actually moving TO Maine. Didn’t want to scare you that we had plans to relocate your state….

  4. October 22, 2010 7:16 pm

    Hey, Sean.

    Thanks for your comment on my post on WWW. I had to figure out who Charlie Kaufman was, but when I did I was completely flattered.

    This blog is great. Love the list of quotes.

    Anyway, have a great weekend~

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