Lee Roberts

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Mother, reporter, cook
Location Alna, Maine, United States
Introduction A long time high school English teacher, now mostly writing, I wish I could say I love my new vocation. I don't. Though I have loved a steady news reporting gig, I've apparently outlived that work and haven't quite made the leap to monetizing by page views. It's as if I hit my stride as a horse and carriage driver about the time Ford popularized the Model-T. My particular skill with a buggy whip seems a little redundant, at least in Maine where excellent writers are thick on the ground. For now, I produce feature copy for a highbrow glossy real estate shopper called OpenFences, and am picking away at My Mother's Recipe Box, a project/paper meant to get me to the last stage of a ridiculously protracted master's degree in American and New England Studies. However, I do love to travel. I've been to four of the six continents, every state in the Union but Alaska, and five Canadian provinces. With some luck, maybe I'll find a way to wrangle some writing assignments out of my devotion to the road. On this blog, sometimes I write about high quality education, food, safe homes and workplaces, and reliable health care for all. Other times I don't.
Interests Motherhood, politics, news, skiing, dance, cooking, travel, horses, science, literature, cycling, running, coffee
Favorite Movies Local Hero, Chinatown, Il Postino, Billy Elliot, Road Warrior. Jeez, do I like any other films made in the last 10 years? Hmm. Perhaps the bigger question is, have I seen more than a handful of films in the last decade.
Favorite Music Tom Petty, Tom Petty, Tom Petty, or maybe some Tom Petty.
Favorite Books Sometimes a Great Notion, The French Lieutenants Woman, Wolf Hall, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, most anything by Peter Carey, Robertson Davies or David Foster Wallace; Hamlet--I know it's a play, not a book; and as a child, all the Black Stallion Books, anything by Mary O'Hara, Brighty of the Grand Canyon and Pippi Longstockings