10 creative ways to battle writer’s block

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 8:51 p.m.
Writer’s block can be a vexing problem for bloggers, particularly those who post at a regular clip. Since creativity comes in waves that include days of experiencing 17 marvelous ideas followed by days or weeks of nothing, writer’s block can feel like a haunting problem. If you are in the …

TOP 5 excuses for Planned Parenthood (and why they’re absurd)!

on Aug. 06, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
In case you are living under a rock, the news of the last couple weeks is that Planned Parenthood is harvesting intact internal and external body parts of fully-formed aborted babies, and selling the specimens for financial gain. The Center for Medical Progress has just released a 5th video documenting this fact. However, not everyone is willing to believe in reality — including the White House — and they’ve come up with some standard excuses to give this abortion mill a pass. Here are the Top 5, and why they’re absurd.

An Incredible Journey Along the Maine Coast

on July 14, 2015, at 7:38 p.m.
The summer certainly has proven to be productive. My second short story, Blink, has been published on Amazon. It’s been quite a month already! Blink, the second short story in the collection, The Canon, takes the reader on a dizzying bike ride down the back roads of the Maine coast. …

Here’s how those Northern Lights looked over Moosehead Lake (magical)

on June 29, 2015, at 10:17 a.m.
Last Monday, Mike Taylor of Taylor Photography had news that a Northern Lights display was to take place near Moosehead Lake that night, and boy was it ever. Taylor set up right on the edge of the lake, which is Maine’s biggest, and recorded a time-laspe video from about 10 pm …

A 10-step plan to get something out of your blog

on June 20, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
While few people make a living blogging, many people are able to get tangential benefits from being a blogger, such as access to events and merchandise to review, or establishing yourself as an expert in your blog niche.

Time to Trek Across Maine

on June 14, 2015, at 8:08 p.m.
June in Maine means many things, but for approximately 2,000 cyclists, it means a chance to get together, ride across our beautiful state, and raise money for the American Lung Association. If you can, please donate and help me as I roll along the backroads from Sunday River to Belfast. …

On Bangor PD’s ‘Sharpie Post’ about Panhandlers and LaMarche’s protest

on June 08, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
The Bangor Police Department Facebook Page — which has become wildly popular in the past year thanks in large part to the ‘duck of justice’ — is now taking heat for a recent post. Their public service announcement outlined how officers have witnessed panhandlers using sharpies to write messages on cardboard signs to ultimately scam Bangor residents. Here is the post in question originally published to Facebook on June 4th…

Saturday in Bangor: Get equipped to live on mission with one-day discipleship training

on June 05, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
This Saturday, June 6th in Bangor there will be a ‘Missional Discipleship One-Day’ held at the Union St Brick Church, 126 Main St, Bangor. Hosted by Imago Dei Church, this day of equipping is free and open to the public. If you have a desire to learn more about what it means to “live on mission”, both individually and as a family — as well as meet leading practitioners in the Bangor area in this field — please stop by and connect with the folks at this event.

A New Short Story Takes Shape

on June 04, 2015, at 8:47 a.m.
  School is almost over for the year. Yes, teachers, like their students, count the days until summer break, and this year, I hope to spend most of the summer publishing some of my short stories. With any kind of luck, the second story from my new collection will see …

5 ways to know and love our neighbors this summer

on June 03, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
In our individualistic society, loving our neighbors has tended to go by the wayside. It’s not that we dislike them, but more accurately we don’t even know their names. Sure, we might throw a hearty wave their way when we drive by their house, or while we’re out mowing our …

5 ways to know and love our neighbors this summer

on June 03, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
In our individualistic society, loving our neighbors has tended to go by the wayside. It’s not that we dislike them, but more accurately we don’t even know their names. Sure, we might throw a hearty wave their way when we drive by their house, or while we’re out mowing our …

Restore Bangor: a night of healing prayer (June 5th)

on June 02, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
This Friday, June 5th at 7:00 PM Imago Dei Anglican Church is hosting an event open to the public for anyone who wants prayer for a sickness or hurt in the body, mind, or soul. This event is being hosted at Imago Dei’s meeting location at the Union Street Brick Church at 126 Main …
Verona was among the sightseeing stops on Tuesday for the University of Maine women's basketball team, which is touring Italy this week in a cultural and basketball exchange.

UMaine women’s basketball player describes seeing Casa di Giulietta during Italy tour

By Pete Warner on May 19, 2015, at 7:17 p.m.
Editor’s Note: Anna Heise of the University of Maine has agreed to write a blog during the Black Bears women’s basketball team’s trip to Italy. The senior center from Halle, Germany, will provide readers with a student-athlete’s perspective on the experience as the team enjoys the history and culture of …

The 7 qualities of a great blog pitch

on May 15, 2015, at 6 a.m.
Over the last 2 years I’ve received over 350 blog ideas to be a part of the BDN Maine blog network. On average, we accept about 30 percent of the pitches that we receive. Want to know what goes into writing a great pitch? Read on.

24 ways to be awesome at the Internet

on May 14, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
Social media experts representing “The Duck of Justice”, “BangOR not BangER”, Darling’s Marketing, The Thing of the Moment and BDN Maine share how they get the most out of social media.

Ever wanted to know more about how to be a BDN Blogger? Well, start here.

on May 13, 2015, at 5:20 p.m.
You have a passion. A voice. An idea. And you want to share it with the people who love Maine. We have the technology. We have a community that teaches and supports each other. A 125-year-old brand that is recognized across the region. And we have an audience of nearly …

So you want to be a writer …

on May 13, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
SACO – Writing, writing, writing. Somehow my life has taken this topsy-turvy turn and now at the age of 54 I am working to reinvent myself again. More than anything, I’d like to spend the next portion (whatever that means) of my life writing. It seems like I’ve been telling …

Stop letting other people’s stuff own you

on March 31, 2015, at 5:03 p.m.
After a long winter such as we’ve just had, the urge to clear out, clean up, and bring order out of chaos is coming front and center. There is very little that can be done around the yard right now until the snow is gone and the soil is settled …

Thanks for the great weekend!

on March 25, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
We wanted to take a minute to express a heartfelt thanks to all the partners, team members, venues, sponsors, and supporters of the inaugural Maine Science Festival, without whom the MSF would not have been such a rousing success. Our expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds: our initial counts …

If my kitchen could talk

on March 25, 2015, at 8:20 a.m.
Burning issues in the kitchen.