Lessons from a Spider

“Salutations….” This is how the spider, Charlotte, the heroine of E.B. White’s beloved children’s book Charlotte’s Web, introduces herself to Wilbur, the pig. (She goes on to explain to a bewildered Wilbur that “…salutations are greetings” and merely her “…fancy way of saying hello.”). I’ve chosen Charlotte’s words to open our fourth blog entry because a.) Charlotte’s Web is my all-time favorite book; b.) E.B. White loved Maine and made his home here for much of his life and; c.) Charlotte’s Web is a wonderful object lesson about what is possible when members of a community work together to achieve a common goal. Read More “Lessons from a Spider”