Let's pause for a minute to savor the unintentional humor of the first sentence of this Adele article in The Independent:

Adele has forgiven her ex-boyfriend for breaking her heart, after selling millions of copies of the album based on their relationship.

Ah, nothing fills fissures in the heart like the royalties from selling millions of copies. To recap, this is presumably the same still-anonymous ex who wanted some of those royalties, but what's a little ownership dispute compared to celebrity-fueled reconciliation? (Adele would say recording the album helped her heal, and you might say time helped as well, but leave us our joke.) One could even say they've and we've moved into the "Someone Like You" stage of the relationship from the roarier "Rolling in the Deep." Take it from her:

"We're becoming friends again. It's alright, I know what I'm doing. Enough time has gone by. Now with what's going on with the album around the world it's important to be able to share it with him because it's marvellous what has happened.

Well said. We'd speculate on what this might mean for the inevitable 23 and what we imagine might be its collection of floaty, resolved songs, but songwriters--artists in any medium, that is--revisit their past feelings all the time for their work. And we can never fault people for resolving their grudges.


US Fed News Service, Including US State News November 9, 2006 University of Maine issued the following press release:

The UMaine Page Farm and Home Museum will hold its annual holiday wreath-making workshops from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 28, 29 and 30, on the Orono campus.

Deborah Smith of Smith Farm Greenhouses will lead the workshops. A $15 charge covers materials, including a base ring, wire, pine cones, berries, ribbon, boughs and instruction. go to web site farm and home

Museum Director Patty Henner says participants are encouraged to use organic decorations, and participants are welcome to bring those, along with any other decorations they would like to add to their wreaths, to the workshops.

Henner recommends early registration (581-4100) because of the popularity of the workshops, which are a great source of creative fun for the whole family, she says.

For people who are looking to buy a decorative holiday wreath and cannot make one of the three workshops, the farm and home Museum also will make decorative wreaths to sell, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Page Farm and Home Museum. in our site farm and home

Beginning Nov. 17, the museum will sell large, fresh hand-wrapped and decorated wreaths with ribbon, cones and berries for $15. From each sale, $6 benefits the museum.

The wreaths include five pounds of tips purchased from local farms, Henner says, and are high-quality and long-lasting. People ordering wreaths can choose their own ribbon color from a choice of blueberry, white pepperberry, cranberry and hollyberry. Ribbons match berry color.

Wreaths can be ordered by calling the farm and home museum at 581-4100. Henner will deliver the wreaths at no cost on campus and locally.Contact: Patty Henner, 207/581-4100; George Manlove, 207/581-3756.

Patty Henner, 207/581-4100; George Manlove, 207/581-3756.