Informed Storytelling

"Everyone has a story to tell. Because Janet is genuinely interested in what moves each person to pursue their passion, her subjects respond positively to her. That response is reflected in her stories, which are carefully researched and thorough, yet sensitive—a somewhat rare combination."

Gretchen Piston Ogden Former Managing Editor Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors


Summer is NOT over–I don’t care what others say–but students and teachers are again busy in their classrooms. With that in mind, consider these good folks who make an extra effort to help others achieve their dreams:
A Community that Makes College Possible (Wellesley Weston Magazine).

I’ve been thinking about what’s next. A new writing project (a book beckons). A next exercise challenge (cardio walking? kayaking weekly until the weather turns?) For sure a road trip to beautiful central NY in autumn. The steadiness of weekly tai chi sessions is good for this, for letting go and clearing the mind. What will you begin this fall? Is there a story there, for you or me?

Maine’s Museums:  Art, Oddities & Artifacts 

Maine Magazine’s review:

In her thorough, affectionate, and engaging exploration of Maine’s obscure and popular museums, Janet Mendelsohn provides an excellent guide to navigating Maine’s wealth of history and art. The book eloquently reminds us of Maine’s dedication to its art, culture, and history, and the importance of looking back as we continue to move forward.