JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    ‘Spring’ in Maine. We don’t really have one. That’s just the way it is around here. High school sports teams are used to practicing their outdoor sports indoors and having most of the start of their season postponed due to weather. Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    This has been my first week back to work after being home with our beautiful new baby girl. I am so happy to be seeing all of our clients again, talking with adults, and showering more frequently(ish). And I am very excited to get working on all of the projects that I dreamed up during my time off. But... this transition has not been an easy one. Sometimes you need a major life event to evaluate what is important in life. Sometimes you need to force yourself to sit down and think about what is truly important, most critical, and needs your undivided attention. It gets a little personal here #pushingcomfortzones read on... Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    …are gratitude, vulnerability and hard work. It’s all easy to understand, hard to do, and eminently possible, no matter how far we’ve fallen. Today is a good example. After an overly long winter, it’s absolutely beautiful outside. Most everyone you talk to today will… Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    The voters of Maine need Ranked Choice Voting to give them more voice in future elections. Here's a brief exploration of Question 1, to be decided by all voters on the June 12 ballot. Read More
    PERSPECTIVES
    Disclosure: Pete McCloskey, of whom I wrote in my last blog, is married to a friend of mine. The real founder of Earth Day in 1970 was a great progressive Democrat, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. He wanted Earth Day, set for April 22nd, the… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Linda and I love wild mushrooms, focusing on chanterelles and black trumpets. Years ago we attended a seminar on wild mushrooms by a friend in Mt Vernon who harvests them commercially. And several times, after picking our first batches of chanterelles and black trumpets, we took them to… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The governor will allow highways signs for the monument…but who knows what they would say!… Read More
    INNSIGHTS
    I am sure the entire state of Maine will watch this discussion and outcome. Creating productive work environments in our Cities is beneficial to the entire State. As our State struggles with an aging population and our youth leaving, it is important for employers to hear the concerns of the community and create viable opportunities. Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    If you can imagine an unleavened English muffin made out of very fine cornmeal then you can imagine an arepa. They come from Columbia in South America where they are sometimes split and used as a sandwich, stuffed with cheese, meat, or beans or… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    For many years, Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) members have organized an April whitewater weekend in New Hampshire. Normally, several excellent whitewater rivers and streams in the southern central part of the state open in April offering exciting early season paddling opportunities. Popular Class III/IV runs include… Read More