CATCHING HEALTH
    We all have our own perspectives on the effects of COVID-19 on our lives. I am grateful to have this blog where I can share information and people's stories, including my own sometimes. This short story comes from Sister Miriam Therese Callnan. Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    There was a time when there was no border. U.S.- CANADA- I’ve heard from two Franco-Americans who are personally impacted by the temporary closing of the US border with Canada, because of the caronavirus. One is an American citizen who is a native of Grand Isle,… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Big Fight in the North Woods: CMP’s Proposed Powerline by Jeff Reardon googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    As we all try to grapple with being isolated, some people are doing better than others. It's a difficult time and one that Val Walker never anticipated when she wrote her book (out today) 400 Friends and No One to Call. We spoke on the phone recently and she shared how she came to write the book, as well as some wisdom about dealing with our current situation. Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I don’t typically write follow up columns to things I wrote, but in this case I’m going to have to make an exception. A couple weeks ago, the column I wrote in these very pages declared in rather concrete terms that I was not worried… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Isolation: The “desert island cartoon gag. Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    It’s time we retire the idea of “essential” and “non-essential” workers. If the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated anything, it’s that all the cogs in our economic machine are essential. Pull too many bits and pieces out, and the whole thing risks grinding to… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    The first death that Louisa May Alcott witnessed as a Civil War nurse likely involved a Maine soldier — and the other witness was a Mainer by way of Ireland. We remember Alcott as an extraordinary writer and poet, and the recent movie Little Women recalled… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve enjoyed all of Paul Doiron’s novels, and I found his new novel, One Last Lie, to be particularly engaging. I was especially pleased to obtain the book while we were stuck at home due to the corona virus. Paul’s novel provided great entertainment for several days. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, including in Maine and the rest of the United States, the information we receive can sometimes be misleading and/or confusing. That's why it's important to get it from a trusted source. One of mine is Dr. Dora Anne Mills. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    The threat of COVID-19 has turned our world(s) upside down. People isolated at home, some working, some out of a job, some not well, many feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. Pete Smith's story is that the business he and his partner Gudrun worked so hard to build is now closed. But as you'll see, Pete's an optimist. Read More