Want an offbeat gift that will make your life and your family’s easier next spring, summer and fall? Then you might want to think about this. If your neighbors use a lawn or garden service, you may want to know what is being sprayed or… Read More
    Vladimir Putin declared his intention to seek re-election as Russian president in 2018. Read More
                    Brian Deese knows climate change, conservation, and energy policies. I found his recent speech in Portland to be fascinating. The event was sponsored by Maine Conservation Voters, and is the place I received the Harrison Richardson Environmental Leadership Award. It was a big crowd,… Read More
    In addition to writing a variety of regular columns for Maine newspapers, websites, and newsletters, I’ve written four books. They would make great Christmas gifts. A Life Lived Outdoors A Life Lived Outdoors, was published by Islandport Press in 2014. Most of the… Read More
    A wake spewing from her propeller, the steamer Katahdin sails from a port during winter. The sidewheeler was bound for Maine when a passenger went overboard on May 19, 1865. (Bangor Public Library)   Six weeks after Lee surrendered at Appomattox,… Read More
    Bourbon balls! Easy-to-make, truffle-like, tongue-tantalizing orbs of holiday joy. I make these every year for family and far-flung friends - it's a great solution to the "what-do-I-give-so-and-so" problem some of us face each year. Read More
    The president supports the governor for a 2018 Senate run. The governor declares it’s fake news! Steve Bannon supports Ann LePage for a Senate run. More fake news?… Read More
    Every business owner must ensure that their business is compliant either with the federal regulations or state regulations. Although it is not an exciting topic such as innovation, compliance helps protect businesses in many ways including license retention. Non-compliance which can come from cutting corners, ignorance or negligence… Read More
    In this edition: 1) Learn about the “Christmas Star” in Easton. 2) Cheer for some of the best skiers in New England and eastern Canada in Fort Kent. 3) Join in on a time-honored birding tradition in Caribou. Plus lots more!   #AroostookThing #Aroostook… Read More
    Gov. Paul LePage made a rare public appearance on Thursday, at which he dismissed a report that President Donald Trump wants him to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King and declined to weigh in on whether he would endorse any of the Republican candidates seeking to succeed him. Read More
    Much has been said and written over the last year about people who believe they have lost – or are losing – their country, most recently, Thomas Edsall’s “Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears” in yesterday’s New York Times. Many… Read More
    It’s that time of year once again…Christmas!! What better way to kick off the shopping season than with our 2017 All Things Fly Christmas List.  Stac and I have put together a list of our favorite things to help give you ideas for that fly fisher in your… Read More
    It’s that time of year once again…Christmas!! What better way to kick off the shopping season than with our 2017 All Things Fly Christmas List.  Stac and I have put together a list of our favorite things to help give you ideas for that fly fisher in your… Read More