Retirement is just a new beginning for thought leader

Posted April 23, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.

Move to Maine. Write a book. Stay here for the rest of your life.

I suspect there are a good number of people, especially those who live somewhere else but long for a life in Maine, who dream of moving here, living in a cottage by the sea or a remote cabin, earning their paycheck from their words and ideas.

For most people, it doesn’t work out like that.

For Dick Barringer, it surely did.

For more than 40 years, Barringer has made a difference in Maine, advocating for and informing the debate around the environment, sustainable development and Maine’s quality of place.

Funny, quick-witted and always ready for a hearty handshake, a hug or a fight — dealer’s choice — Barringer is an activist, academic and author.

For more about Dick Barringer, check out my column in the BDN here: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/04/18/opinion/retirement-is-just-a-new-beginning-for-thought-leader/

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