CATCHING HEALTH
    We all have our own ways of coping with the isolation, fear and anxiety, uncertainty, stress, you-name-it feelings that we are all experiencing these days. For Anne Strout, it's going into her studio and creating art. Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    There is a scene in the movie “Independence Day” when President Whitmore and senior leaders take refuge in Area 51. They meet the wild-eyed Dr. Brackish Okun, who had spent years studying the alien’s technology. Okun was enthused; the arrival of extraterrestrials turned… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I loved Irene Drago’s first novel, and have been looking forward to her new book, The Maine Point, published by Maine Authors Publishing. It’s really good. There is a lot of things I like about Irene’s novels, including that they are set in real Maine places,… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Google has a cool app that translates languages. I’ve joked for years now that I’m going to create apps that translate codependency, active addiction, early recovery, depression, and anxiety. I pay huge attention to the language people use – the euphemisms we employ and the beautiful lies… Read More
    THE GLOCAL
    One of the structural adjustments that resulted from the globalization of the market was the establishment of regional economic trade blocs designed to expand the consumer market, strengthen business capabilities and reduce the production costs of international businesses.  New complex supply chains emerged among trade bloc members, as… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    Here’s a fun fact you might not know. Your “freedom of association” is not guaranteed specifically by name in the First Amendment. Don’t believe me? Read it again. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    My nephew and his family live in New York City, where streets usually crowded with vehicles and people are now empty and quiet. They've been isolated at home for several weeks now, with no end in sight. Their usual routines don't work anymore, so together, they've built some new ones. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Probably competing with the Virginia Monument for most-photographed-Gettysburg landmark, the Gouverneur K. Warren statue on Little Round Top gazes across battlefield beauty toward distant South Mountain. I love this view. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) With much of America locked down tighter than… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    States may rely less on federal government for public health, other policies Dealing with the corona virus may be causing a political revolution. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    State governments around the country have reacted differently to the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat it poses to people and to the economy. Many states – Maine included – took quick and decisive action to help stop the spread of… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Troubling changes in the northern forest This is a terrific and important column by my friend Sandra Neily who lives in Greenville. Sandy has been an environmental advocate for decades. The photo with  this column, which she gave me permission to use, is Sandy fishing with… Read More