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Baby in the rain

Before you knew them, someone you love had suffered beneath the hands of others. A father feels so much tenderness for his adopted daughter. He doesn’t always know how to help her, but he finds joy as she discovers her own unique gifts that she uses to overcome her past.

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Francis Dowling

From a recorded interview at the Maine Folklife Center.

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My Father Said

If I spoke up after 40 years,
does it take away what you’ve done.
Does my life get any better if you spend yours in jail?

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Taking a Moment

Born to parents with opposite temperaments, Ariane Curtin-Bowen asks herself whether she takes after her mother or her father.

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Cat Sitting

Grace Tamlyn vacillates between compassion and ambivalence. She raises the question, can you care for someone even if they never care back?

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The Same Way

Caroline Rex-Waller follows the suggestion of a popular girl in school and regrets what happens next.

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Chloë Isis makes it through the Maine winters, because the summers are so sweet.

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Where my eyes should go

Malcolm Brooks finds he cannot grasp beauty in its complexity and detail. Especially when the beauty lies in his beloved Barbara.

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Drivers Ed Blues

Chloë Isis tells what it took her to get her license.

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